Published: Sat, August 19, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

South Korean President 'Confident' Of No War With North

South Korean President 'Confident' Of No War With North

"We're not yet in any kind of a mediating role", he told reporters, when asked if Berlin could again host talks between the United States and North Korea.

Mr Trump wrote: "The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!"

The exercises, which last 12 days, seek to coordinate a response to a possible invasion by North Korea.

But as State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Tuesday, the U.S. has no plans of stepping them down. North Korea simply lacks the capability to execute such a test in a way that doesn't open them up to worldwide embarrassments like having the missiles fail or be shot down by the US.

"The most important task at hand is for the USA and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent the emergence of an 'August crisis, '" Wang was quoted as saying in the Tuesday conversation.

The official daily Rodong Sinmun criticised the South Korean leader, who in a Tuesday speech asserted that Seoul's "big challenge at present" was the "issue of North's nukes and missile".

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Trump's administration has consistently said military action is on the table and the president has even suggested he's willing to take unilateral action against Pyongyang if it continues to threaten the United States.

During an inspection of the North Korean strategic rocket forces earlier this week, Mr Kim praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful plan" but said he would watch how Washington acts before deciding whether to go ahead with his Guam missile test plans.

"The U.S. sought to put maximum pressure and sanctions through the latest U.N. Security Council resolution", the South Korean leader said. He urged the North to halt its efforts to develop a nuclear-tipped weapon that could reach the US mainland. "The US and President Trump promised no matter what options they use, they will sufficiently consult with South Korea and get consent".

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, this week that the two countries should work together to contain tensions and permit no-one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep".

Technical ability to place a nuclear warhead on an ICBM "will not be tolerated" On August 17, President Moon Jae drew a "red line" with regard to North Korea's nuclear and missile program, issuing a stern warning to the government in Pyongyang. It also conducted two underground nuclear tests in 2016.

In June, China initiated a road map for the settlement of North Korean crisis, a so-called double freeze plan, which outlines a scenario where there is simultaneous cessation of North Korea's nuclear activity and US-South Korean military exercises.

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