Military option for North Korea not the first one: Donald Trump
Sep 29 2017
Commenting on the recent escalation of war of words between USA and North Korea, Beijing warned against any potential military conflict on the Korean Peninsula and urged the two countries to realize that military means are never a viable way out.
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A legislator at the meeting told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that the North Korean military showed no immediate signs that it detected the planes' arrival Saturday.
He was asked about comments from North Korea's foreign minister, who on Monday said that Trump's recent threatening statements toward the North were a declaration of war and it would have the right to shoot down US warplanes. Furthermore, North Korea's repeated provocations are destabilizing Northeast Asia, making the regime more of a liability rather than a strategic asset for the Chinese government.
The U.S. military has stepped up its air force cooperation with South Korea and Japan in the aftermath of a series of missile tests and a nuclear test by North Korea this summer. Ri was reacting to Trump's Twitter comments that Kim and Ri "won't be around much longer" if they acted on their threats towards the United States.
For its part, China has called on both Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un to tone down their increasingly bellicose rhetoric and instead try to begin peace talks.
The eight banks are all in North Korea.
"We are targeting North Korean banks and financial facilitators acting as representatives for North Korean banks across the globe", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement Tuesday.
"We hope the USA and North Korean politicians have sufficient political judgment to realize that resorting to military force will never be a viable way to resolve the peninsula issue and their own concerns", Lu told a daily news briefing.
"A war on the Korean peninsula will have no winners and would be even worse for the region and regional countries", Lu told a regular news briefing.
President Moon Jae-in will hold a special meeting with the leaders of the ruling and opposition parties this week to discuss bipartisan efforts to end North Korea's nuclear ambitions, an official from the presidential office Blue House said Tuesday.