Japan, S Korea hold drills after North's missile launch

Japan, S Korea hold drills after North's missile launch

"The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years", he wrote on Twitter, BBC reported on Wednesday.

Tensions around the North Korea's nuclear programme have been mounting since a war of words broke out between the Pyongyang government and Donald Trump.

Tensions with North Korea have been high all month as the regime has conducted a series of provocative missile tests and Trump threatened to confront North Korean threats with "fire and fury".

Mr Trump has since then made clear that he is at least considering a military response to North Korea's missiles, however it is uncertain if there is strong support for action like that in his administration.

Mrs May's presence in Tokyo comes after Pyongyang launched a missile which flew over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

"Now that the USA has openly declared its hostile intention towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, by waging aggressive joint military exercises despite repeated warnings.my country has every reason to respond with tough counter-measures as an exercise of its right to self-defense", Han Tae Song, North Korea's ambassador to the UN in Geneva told a UN Conference on Disarmament.

This might have been Kim's plan all along as he sought what to do next after North Korea's weapons development reached a point where it could test intercontinental ballistic missiles meant to reach deep into the US mainland.

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On Monday, North Korea launched an intermediate range ballistic missile over Japan, triggering warnings to Japanese residents to take cover before the missile splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

When the British prime minister was asked if she could back or be involved in military action to counter attack North Korea, she reiterated that it must be a joint action with China at the center.

Kim is clearly seeking a real nuclear deterrent against the United States and likely believes that will strengthen his negotiating position when North Korea returns to talks.

The two leaders also vowed to call for tighter sanctions by the United Nations Security Council.

The majority of USA citizens do not trust President Donald Trump to make wise decisions about nuclear weapons, according to the latest poll by a leading research center. Making a highly hard intercept of North Korean missiles would be a tough call because failure would seriously dent the credibility of the expensive USA missile defense system.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the missile firing an "unprecedented, grave, and serious threat".

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