South Korea wants to reopen communication with North Korea

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Kong told reporters on arrival that the South Korean president had asked him to convey to the United States government and people his thoughts on South Korea and the alliance and the deployment of the USA missile defense system "Thad".

"The Unification Ministry has considered options on this internally but nothing has been decided yet", said Lee.

Haley said that U.S. and China have been working on "a unified plan" on how to approach North Korea that would include stronger implementation of existing sanctions and tougher new sanctions.

The two countries are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

North Korea-affiliated media have frequently called on the new South Korean administration to "pursue peace diplomacy" that would require, from Pyongyang's position, Seoul's disengagement with the United States.

After the test the White House press secretary's office released a statement saying that "North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long".

"First, the ultimate goal is to completely dismantle the North Korean nuclear weapons", Yoon Young-chan, the spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, explained.

Reuters notes that the test was detected by the up-and-running components of the THAAD missile shield, which North Korea and its patron China strongly oppose, in part because its sensory systems are so powerful.

The Security Council adopted two sanctions resolutions a year ago to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang and deny leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his military programs.




As I discussed yesterday, the missile North Korea tested on Sunday was a new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile, based on an indigenously developed high-thrust liquid fuel rocket engine.

Haley said the United States and China have been working on "a unified plan" on how to approach North Korea that would include tougher new sanctions. "Absolutely, sanctions is something that we are looking at and we are going to continue to see where that takes us". "This is a true threat to every country in the world".

"Man Gyong Bong's operation as Rajin-Vladivostok worldwide tourist liner will make a positive contribution to developing marine transport and economic cooperation and tourism between the two countries", adds KCNA. They're intimidating the entire global community.

That being said, a recent update from BBC suggests that North Korea's long-range missiles may have the potential to reach the mainland United States.

"We need to return to dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, stop intimidating it and find ways to solve these problems peacefully".

Washington-US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American to hold a cabinet rank, pledged that the US plans to "tighten the screws" on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. They're trying to strengthen their muscle with no cause. They envisage a complete ban on all export and import operations with North Korea, including through third countries.

Regarding the North's Sunday test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Harris said it posed a threat to not only the Korean Peninsula, but also to Japan, China, Russia, the USA and beyond.

In a Q&A on the website of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Stanford Professor Siegfried Hecker, an expert on plutonium science, said: "North Korea does not yet have the capability to reach the USA mainland with a nuclear-tipped missile...although the missile test on Sunday brings it somewhat closer".

Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation think tank, however, said the launch represented a "significant success" for the North's missile program.

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