Friday, 20 October, 2017

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

A South Korean man watches North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering his New Year's speech on a TV news program shown at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul South Korea Sunday Jan. 1 2017 Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast
Saul Franklin | 10 April, 2017, 02:28

Trump authorized the missile strike after the Syrian regime was blamed for a horrific chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including children.

One official who was part of the NSC review said he doesn't think deploying nukes to South Korea amid the "war today" state the USA now faces with North Korea "buys more for us than it costs".

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Trump has said China, with its ties to North Korea, should deal with its neighbor, but that the US was prepared to act on its own if necessary. Trump has also called on China, North Korea's strongest ally, to take stronger action to curb those nuclear ambitions.

Pyongyang had not responded to American missile strikes on a Syrian air base as of Friday night here, but has otherwise ratcheted up threats against the USA of late.

North Korea has long claimed that the United States is preparing to conduct similar precision strikes against its territory or even launch an all-out invasion.

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The timing of the strike during a U.S.

"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will", Trump told The Financial Times on April 2. It signed on to toughened sanctions and suspended coal imports from the North through the end of the year. The report did not name the official, which is common in KCNA reports.

When Trump was hosting his talks with Abe at the same retreat in mid-February, North Korea blasted an a surface-to-surface medium long-range ballistic missile from a mobile launcher that flew about 500 km before landing in the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. One of the options, returning American nukes to South Korea, is considered a provocative step.

Trump and other administration officials have said all options are on the table, including military action. -South Korean war games, which are held annually and are now underway, have raised tensions on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.

North Korea launched a projectile on Wednesday, which US officials said appeared to be a liquid-fuelled, extended-range Scud missile that only travelled a fraction of its range before spinning out of control and crashing into the sea. The United States, Japan and South Korea, as well as Russian Federation and China, took part in talks with North Korea on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula between 2003 and 2009, when Pyongyang withdrew from the talks.

The message was sent on Thursday, before U.S. President Donald Trump ordered airstrikes against Syria.

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