South Korea joint drills may bring catastrophe to region, says Pyongyang

South Korea joint drills may bring catastrophe to region, says Pyongyang

South Korea joint drills may bring catastrophe to region, says Pyongyang

"What's unimaginable is allowing [North Korean leader Kim Jong Un] to develop ballistic missiles with a nuclear warhead that can threaten the United States and continue to threaten the region".

Joe Dunford spoke with reporters after meetings here and in Seoul, South Korea. In fact, the North Korean supreme leader and Chinese President Xi Jinping have never met as leaders in over five years.

Fan called on the US side to work with China to push in the same direction and find a solution of the nuclear issue, as well as peace and stability of the peninsula.

It is believed that by using the domestic category, North Korea could "conceal critical vessel recognition data and circumvent worldwide maritime law", the report says. "For peace on the Korean Peninsula, I will do everything that I can do".

Thousands of US and South Korean soldiers will begin military exercises on Monday, prompting China and North Korea to respond by asking the two countries to cancel the drills. While China said over the weekend it would ban imports of North Korean coal, lead and iron, tougher sanctions are only likely to raise the premium demanded by middlemen, but they are unlikely to tie North Korea's hands.

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North Korean state media reported earlier this week that Kim will watch "the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees" before deciding whether to approve plans to launch the missiles.

It suggested to the leadership in Pyongyang that, "If North Korea launches missiles that threaten United States soil first and the USA retaliates, China will stay neutral". "And the reports I've heard since I've been in Beijing have been positive in terms of the Chinese commitment to enforce those sanctions", Dunford noted.

"I think our collective challenge is to sincerely and with candor attack these issues that we have to address", Dunford said.

China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, has urged the United States and South Korea to scrap the drills in exchange for North Korea calling a halt to its weapons programs.

Beijing is the second stop, after South Korea, on Dunford's Asian tour and the U.S. military chief is expected to head next to Japan.

However, the professor said China hasn't yet adjusted its policy toward Pyongyang for fear of tilting the strategic balance of power in the region.

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Dunford and Fang signed the Joint Staff Dialogue Mechanism agreement during an August 16 ceremony in the Ba Yi, the Chinese army's headquarters in Beijing. In an apparent preemptive message to other U.N. Security Council members, Lavrov said Russian Federation does not support further measures to try to squeeze the North Korean economy.

Dunford said the response from world capitals has also given him encouragement that there is the will to enforce sanctions.

There is no alternative to a peaceful settlement, she said.

The diplomatic and economic pressure is created to set the political conditions for very hard complicated long-term issues to be addressed, the chairman said. -South Korea military exercises set to begin Monday, apparently dismissing White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's recent assertion that "there's no military solution" to North Korea's nuclear threats.

Throw on top of that the danger that Kim could use a nuclear weapon, and it's clear the United States can't strike first. "That is unacceptable, and that is what President [Donald J.] Trump has said", the chairman said. On all counts, that is the best way to approach this. "Ideally, I'd like to see us connected at the operations level - the National Military Command Center [in the Pentagon] to the equivalent in China - 24 hours a day, seven days a week", he added.

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