dglobalnews.com Despite tough talk on North Korea, Trump's options limited
Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Despite tough talk on North Korea, Trump's options limited

Despite tough talk on North Korea, Trump's options limited

"We stand alongside our global partners in making clear that North Korea must adhere to United Nations resolutions created to secure peace and stability in the region and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons", he said. "Our commitment to this historic alliance with the courageous people of South Korea has never been stronger".

David Shuster, a reporter at i24NEWS, also tweeted Sunday that "multiple intelligence sources" tell him that USA federal hackers sabotaged North Korea's missile launch.

Its eventual goal is a long-range nuclear missile that can strike the continental United States.

Pence said North Korea's "provocation" was another reminder of the risks that US and South Korean service members face every day "in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world".

Pence told reporters near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea that President Donald Trump is hopeful that China will use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its weapons. But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The administration's immediate emphasis, they said, was to be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of Beijing.

Washington sees North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles as a threat to world security and to its Asian allies, Japan and South Korea.

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It came after North Korea displayed almost 60 missiles - including what is suspected to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile - at a parade on Saturday to mark the 105th birthday of its founder Kim Il-Sung.

He also said the government was considering measures to respond to contingencies stemming from a potential crisis on the Korean peninsula, including floods of refugees and how to evacuate Japanese citizens from South Korea. His national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said the USA would rely on its allies as well as Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea.

US Vice President Mike Pence, who is in the area as part of previous scheduled trip, was briefed on the launch, administration officials said. He says the Trump administration hopes their clarity will be received in North Korea, adding the US and its allies will achieve its objectives through "peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means are necessary" to protect South Korea and stabilize the region. "And so it's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully".

That same secrecy is responsible for what USA officials have consistently described as limited US intelligence about the North Korean government's inner workings. China's customs department issued an order on April 7 telling traders to return North Korean coal cargoes, said trading sources with knowledge of the order.

Pence was departing from Alaska when North Korea launched a ballistic missile that exploded within a few seconds. "We will see what happens!" Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time. A USA aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force. North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, but it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target USA troops in Asia and, eventually, the US mainland.

The agency was founded in 1993 by two British citizens living in China, Nick Bonner and Josh Green, and claims its takes more than 2,000 people to North Korea each year.

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