N.Korean Officials Want to Know If Trump Is 'Crazy'

16 Novembre, 2017, 03:19 | Auteur: Emma Bardin
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After anxiety over Mr. Trump's earlier threat to meet North Korea's aggression with "fire and fury", the president's stop in South Korea was "short but effective", said BJ Kim, a former South Korean diplomat who teaches at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

This more conventionally civil tone is welcome.

The visit was part of a marathon five-nation Asia tour by the U.S. president aimed largely at galvanising regional opposition to the North's nuclear weapons ambitions.

"We celebrate your incredible success, and we also seek economic partnerships on the basis of fairness and reciprocity", Trump told leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the start of their summit Monday. "I am always going to put America first, the same way that I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first". It reduces the USA to a spectator as Xi positions his country as the champion of globalism and the potential hub of future trading regions.

On Tuesday, during a speech, he said: "Do not underestimate us".

North Korea's supreme leader started a furious war of words with US President Donald Trump sparking fears of the possible outbreak of World War 3.

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The goal of the exercise was to demonstrate the U.S. Navy's ability to "operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated strike force efforts", the navy said, adding that the three carrier strike groups will conduct training including "air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishment at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuver".

In addition to lowering the rhetorical temperature, Trump offered hints that he might be open to compromise on North Korea's nuclear threat. After he said North Korea should make a deal, he was asked if he was proposing direct talks and he replied: "I don't want to say that".

He says, "We've made some very big steps with regard to trade_far bigger than anything you know", in addition to business deals forged between USA and foreign companies.

Yet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated he favors a more flexible approach.

The US president said China, North Korea's only ally in the region, could play a significant role in defusing the global tension caused by Mr Kim's aggressive policies.

"South Koreans saw the world being reminded that the North Korea issue is a global problem the entire world community - including China and Russian Federation - will need to come together to solve", he said.

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