U.S. 'taking all possible actions' to defend against North Korea

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 14, 2017

According to the source, the talks are being held between Ambassador Joseph Yun, the US special representative for North Korea policy, and Pak Song Il, a senior North Korean diplomat at the country's United Nations mission, using what's known as the "New York channel", which has been an avenue of communication between the USA and North Korea throughout the years.

"The time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now", he said. "Mother of dragons, Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump".

Still, he said the U.S. is edging closer to war with Kim because of his nuclear provocations. "But we are closer to war than we were a decade ago".

Kim Jong Un thinks "the nuclear weapons will prevent US from getting involved", Sun said.

On Wednesday, tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied on Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang, the capital, after the UN Security Council passed a new round of sanctions against the country. "Well, he's acting more responsible than this guy".

Questioned about Trump's comment, McMaster said the USA is always prepared.

The chairman of the United States Joint Chief of Staff will visit South Korea to check the South Korea-U.S. combined defense posture.

In a short interview after the speech, Ellison dialed back the Kim-Trump comparison. "And it also includes increasing sanctions, increasing pressure on the north, to convince Kim Jong Un that this is not in his interests to continue this path of provocation", he said.

Trump's "firm break with 20-plus years of failed American policy on North Korea represents the one chance we might have to forestall a massive conflict on the Korean peninsula", said Jaffer in an email. " "But make no mistake about it, the continuation, the increased chance that there will be a nuclear missile in Denver is a very serious threat, and the investigation is going to treat it as such".

"He conducted two in July, so it wouldn't surprise me if there was another missile test".

Savage pointed to a Business Insider report citing an expert on North Korea and China who says Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons is "aimed at the eventual reunification of the Korean peninsula".

Experts said one missile had enough range to hit Alaska, but the most recent rocket firing on July 28 could strike the U.S. mainland.

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