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Trump's Threat 'Very Worrisome', South Korean Presidential Adviser Says

18 Août 2017

"I say this with confidence that there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula ever". -South Korea exercises and warned of a "second Korean War" should Seoul and Washington go ahead with the annually held Ulchi-Freedom Guardian.

Moon, who took office on May 10, said the dialogue atmosphere would be created should Pyongyang at least stop further provocations. The New York Times reports that the United States and South Korea are in talks to allow Seoul to build stronger ballistic missiles to defend itself against the North.

"All South Koreans have worked so hard together to rebuild the country from the ruins of the Korean War", Moon said at a press conference. HR McMaster, the U.S. national security adviser, said "we're not closer to war than a week ago".

The sanctions were in response to two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month, after which North Korea boasted it could now strike any part of the United States.

However, North Korea reiterated its threats, with its official KCNA news agency saying that "war can not be blocked by any power if sparks fly due to a small, random incident that was unintentional".

"That is the message the president has wanted to send to the leadership of North Korea", Tillerson said, "to remind the regime of what the consequences for them would be if they chose to carry out those threats".

A state of worry and uncertainty has engulfed the world as tensions across the US, North Korea, India and China build up.

Trump's Threat 'Very Worrisome', South Korean Presidential Adviser Says
Trump's Threat 'Very Worrisome', South Korean Presidential Adviser Says

"No one can make a decision on military action on the Korean peninsula without our agreement", he said.

North Korea announced a plan to launch ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

The country's media reported that at least 3.5 million young people and retired soldiers have joined the military to fight in the event of a war against the US. But he has aligned South Korea more closely with its military ally than many had expected.

Nevertheless, South Korea has not historically been the source of calming language with regard to its neighbor.

But since coming to power his gestures have been rebuffed by Pyongyang, and Moon played down the urgency of dialogue. "Therefore, we think that now the American development has moved from strategic patience of Obama administration into strategic confusion", he said.

Pyongyang claimed that the range of the second missile meant they could now reach the U.S., which set officials on edge before an intelligence report indicated that North Korea had also successfully miniaturised nuclear weapons that would fit within one of their missiles.

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Trump's Threat 'Very Worrisome', South Korean Presidential Adviser Says