North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet, says South Korea
Aug 15, 2017, 00:27
He said the U.S. was "locked and loaded" after the North threatened to target the United States territory of Guam with missile tests. He was due to leave South Korea later on Monday and will make stops in China and Japan this week.
Stressing the South Korea-U.S. alliance's will to strongly respond to the North's additional provocations, Moon requested Dunford to play an important role based on the strong alliance in resolving the security challenges posed by the North's nuclear and missile programs.
In the meetings with South Korean president Moon Jae-in and other top officials Monday, Dunford "conveyed America's readiness to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the USA homeland", said US military spokesman Capt. Darryn James.
The three-country visit is in "support (of) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's diplomatic and economic campaign to deter North Korea" from seeking an effective nuclear deterrent, according to the US Department of Defence. Then on Friday, after North Korea threatened to launch missiles toward Guam, Trump warned the regime that the American military was "locked and loaded". "What we are focused on now is continued capability of development and where Kim Jong-un maybe in the future".
Moon, who assumed office this May, added he is "confident the USA too will react calmly and responsibly to the ongoing situation".
China, meanwhile, signaled a potentially important break with North Korea as part of global sanctions.
Trump has sought to pressure China to do more by linking action on North Korea to better trade terms.
The BBC's John Sudworth in Beijing says China has in the past been accused by the worldwide community of not working hard enough at sanctions enforcement, so these actions by North Korea's biggest trading partner are significant.
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In a fresh warning, Pyongyang's official media on Monday lashed out at the allies for the upcoming Ulchi Freedom Guardian annual military exercise, saying an "unwanted trivial, accidental spark" could lead to a full-blown nuclear war.
"There must not be another war on the Korean Peninsula", he said, according to his office.
Tension in the region has risen since North Korea carried out two nuclear bomb tests previous year and two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, tests it often conducts to coincide with important national dates.
"There must be no more war on the Korean peninsula". Lee Sun-jin. "The message today was the ironclad commitment to the alliance", Dunford said at the press conference.
Seoul, a vibrant metropolitan area of some 25 million people, lies within range of North Korea's conventional artillery stationed just 30 miles to the North. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including more than 28,000 USA troops, also live in South Korea. The US has 28,500 troops in South Korea.
However, North Korea reiterated its threats, with its official KCNA news agency saying "war can not be blocked by any power if sparks fly due to a small, random incident that was unintentional".
It added: "We are watching every single thing in the United States".
CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump's national security adviser, tried to provide assurances that a conflict is avoidable, while also supporting Trump's tough talk.
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This comes after Pyongyang's first successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US mainland. Moreover, it subjects nine North Korean individuals and four entities to asset freezes and travel bans.
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