Donald Trump commends North Korea for backing down on Missile Attack

Eloi Lecerf
Agosto 19, 2017

The Russian expert also said that North Korea's further actions "will depend on whether the Trump administration takes into account Pyongyang's intention to start searching for a compromise in order to overcome the concerns that the USA and North Korea have about each other". "I do not necessarily believe that showed his determination to take military options", Moon said.

Ambassador Kim accused the United States of instigating the latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea to "isolate and stifle" the country and completely block its economic development and improve "the people's livelihood".

President Moon Jae-in answers a reporter's question at a press conference in the Blue House reception on August 17.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un made a decision to back track his plans.

As Reif points out, Trump's comments haven't stopped North Korea from advancing its missile capabilities since he took office.

In response, U.S. President Donald Trump has openly talked about military options. He said he had spoken with his counterparts in China, the United States and South Korea in recent days.

In an early morning tweet, Trump said: "Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision".

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"In the interest of regional stability, he said the U.S. views with growing urgency the need for China to increase pressure on the North Korean regime".

"As long as the USA hostile policy and nuclear threat continue, the DPRK ... will never place its self-defensive nuclear deterrence on the negotiation table or flinch an inch from the road chosen by itself, the road of bolstering up the state nuclear force", Kim told Guterres according to an account of the phone call given by the North Korea UN mission. The goal of the measures is to ban about $1 billion worth of North Korean exports including coal, iron ore and seafood.

Mr Wang said: "The most important task at hand is for the United States and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on their mutual needling of each other with words and actions, to lower the temperature of the tense situation and prevent the emergence of an "August crisis".

"Should preferred diplomatic and economic peaceful options fail, Gen. Dunford reiterated America's resolve to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies in the Republic of (South) Korea and Japan, as well as the USA homeland", James said.

According to Mr Treverton a pre-emptive attack by the USA against North Korea was not a feasible option.

China is North Korea's main ally and biggest trade partner. "I say with confidence that there will never be another war on the Korean Peninsula".

Pyongyang has stepped up its nuclear and missile programs, with two nuclear tests previous year, as well as a series of missile launches, including those capable of reaching the continental U.S. Mario Ritter adapted it for VOA Learning English.

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