"The U.S. saying it will regularly deploy strategic bombers to the Korean Peninsula is the same as a insane act of playing (with) fire on top of an ammunition locker", said an editorial piece in Rodong Sinmun, the country's main newspaper and official publication of the Workers' Party of Korea. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!' An armistice that ended the war has yet to be completed with a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war.
The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday has warned of imminent nuclear war following the US live-fire bombing run near its border. As acclaimed military analyst Mark Bowden wrote earlier this year in The Atlantic, the US and South Korea have no good options in stopping Pyongyang from developing an offensive, modern nuclear arsenal.
Beijing has been Pyongyang's most important ally, biggest economic partner, and main source of food and energy supplies for several decades.
"This is encouraging and motivating China to say, look, we appreciate what you've done".
That doesn't look likely to happen any time soon.
U.S. analysts monitoring the communist nation believe it could conduct another nuclear test "at any time".
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Prior to the trilateral summit, Trump told reporters he would never give up seeking cooperation from Chinese President Xi Jinping in pressuring North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs. That could facilitate talks, calming the situation and preserving the status quo whereby North Korea continues to act as a buffer between China and the pro-U.S.
The White House said after the meeting with Abe that the USA was "prepared to use the full range of capabilities" in defense of Japan. Abe said he wanted to "demonstrate the robust partnership as well as the bonds" between Japan and the US on the issue.
For the South Korean president, the top priority was to highlight North Korea's escalating military provocations and the need for the global community to roll out pragmatic, collaborated countermeasures.
The US Air Force sent two B-18 strategic bombers to carry out live-fire tests on a training range in South Korea Friday. We're going to push hard not just on North Korea, we're going to push hard on other countries who are not abiding by the resolutions and not abiding by the sanctions against North Korea.
Prime Minister Abe is eyeing the establishment of an global alliance against North Korea centering on economic sanctions on Pyongyang.