Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Britain, Australia Urge China to Do More on North Korea Threat

Republican Mac Thornberry Republican Mac Thornberry
Erik Tate | 27 July, 2017, 18:25

"Of course we've concerned for sometime about nuclear capability in North Korea and that's why we've been standing with the region in calling for North Korea to cease its provocative actions".

Still, a US-led attack on North Korea remains unlikely.

U.S. officials said on Tuesday they have seen increased North Korean activity that could be preparations for another missile test within days.

Anchor: The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials, says that North Korea could cross the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) threshold next year, which is two years faster than earlier predicted by the U.S. Defense Department.

In case that happens, it would be the second time Pyongyang has tested such a missile after its July 4 rocket launch.

North Korean soldiers today looked on as South Korean and United Nations officials took part in a ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of the armistice at Panmunjom. He had said that the Trump administration must separate the regime of Kim Jong Un from the system and had also added that the people of North Korea would love to see a change.

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While the volume is small, it's becoming a point of tension between President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump, who's pressing Russian Federation and other powers to ramp up opposition to the Communist regime's nuclear-missile program.

At a conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he couldn't disclose specifics about how North Korea has been able to develop its missile program.

"North Korea can now get a missile "off the ground", there are still a lot of undetermined variables about guidance, re-entry and the ability to hit a specific target", CNN quoted US intelligence officials as saying.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said one of the first things Britain will do when two new "colossal" aircraft carriers are ready is send them on a freedom of navigation operation in the waters of Korea and Japan. Kim's regime may earn $30-$50 million a year from the migrant workers, who labor in remote Russian forest camps or on construction sites, he said.

While China and North Korea exist on paper as allies, Sim Tack, an expert on North Korea at Stratfor, a geopolitical-analysis firm, previously told Business Insider that China would not likely defend Pyongyang from a US-led attack and instead try to prevent or dissuade the USA from taking such a step.

Russian imports from North Korea slumped to just $421,000 in the first quarter of 2017 from the same period previous year, while exports, mainly of foodstuffs and fuel, more than doubled to $31.4 million, according to customs service data.

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