Donald Trump says that North Korea has made a “very wise and well reasoned decision”.
North Korea’s hereditary dictator Kim Jong-un, who oversaw the test of ballistic missiles that experts say could reach major USA cities, had threatened to fire missiles near Guam, a United States territory in the Pacific.
It can be recalled that earlier this week, North Korean state media KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un postponed his plans to fire missiles on a trajectory of Guam after reviewing the matter.
Moon in a speech Tuesday also said resolving the North Korean threat could begin with freezing its nuclear weapons program.
“We both know that you and President Trump are committed to our improvement in military-to-military relations and we have approached it with great commitment, candour and we certainly want to deliver results”, Gen Dunford told Mr Xi in opening remarks.
Guterres said on Wednesday it was time to “dial down rhetoric and dial up diplomacy” on North Korea and that he had told Russia, Japan, the US, China and North and South Korea that he was available to help broker talks.
The report marks the first time in 15 days Kim’s military activities are being publicized.
Tensions have been mounting since the North tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, which appeared to bring much of the US within range.
North Korea has said its military presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam.
In televised remarks, he said South Korea would avoid war at all costs.
However, Mr Treverton said the threat of war had by no means passed.
Trump’s praise for Kim’s decision comes less than a week before the start of joint military drills between the usa and South Korea.
During Tuesday’s State Department briefing, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said North Korea’s simply saying it won’t fire toward Guam would not be enough to bring the United States back to the negotiating table.
State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said last week the U.S. was not ruling out dialogue with Pyongyang, with which Washington does not have diplomatic relations, but that it was not going to negotiate before getting to the negotiating table.
“A resolution of the North Korea nuclear issue by military force is completely unacceptable and the peninsula’s nuclear issue must be peacefully resolved by political and diplomatic methods”, Lavrov was quoted as saying.
“There doesn’t appear to be any indication, based on what we’re hearing, that there will be any missiles attacking in the near future or in the distant future”, he said.
“There was some sort of method to recognize Kim Jong Un’s security concerns and meet him halfway”, says John Delury, a professor of worldwide studies at Yonsei University in Seoul. He’s led his country for a number of years now, and he’s done well.
We are fortunate to have a president who will finally stand up to the Kim regime.
The threat of attack has prompted calls for peace from Guam’s indigenous people, who are tired of yet another conflict.
Perry is one of the only Americans North Korea has ever invited to meet with its highest military leaders.