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China urges S.Korea to ‘remove obstacles’ to good ties

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in has campaigned on a more moderate approach toward North Korea but has said it must change its attitude to arms development before dialogue is possible.
A combination of both pressure and engagement is the approach he seeks to take with Pyongyang.
China has been infuriated by the USA deployment of an advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it was a threat to its security and would do nothing to ease tensions with Pyongyang. Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she said Tuesday the US also wants sanctions on organizations and businesses in countries that are helping Pyongyang. In the USA, many are critical of China’s failure to put sufficient pressure on its neighbour: while it has rebuked Kim Jong-un’s actions in recent weeks, Pyongyang was still invited to the One Belt, One Road summit in Beijing at the weekend.
Although Moon says he wants to return to a more realistic and open relationship with Pyongyang, he has to bear in mind the current United Nations sanctions, as well as the unpredictable response of Trump, who has been flexing his military muscles in Syria and Afghanistan.
President Trump also expressed high hopes for next month’s ROK-U.S. summit, Hong said, but the two did not discuss the U.S. -made THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system or the ROK-U.S.
“Moon’s vision for the two Koreas is to create greater economic dependence on each other, and create a win-win situation, ultimately merging the two economies”. On the afternoon of May 17, Minjoo Party lawmaker Moon Hee-sang, President Moon’s special envoy to Japan, sat down with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the ministry’s office in Tokyo in a meeting that lasted more than 40 minutes.
It says the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over.
SEOUL – President Moon Jae-in on Friday tapped an incumbent Constitutional Court justice serving as acting chief as its new chief justice.
It is clear that President Kim has only one goal: Make North Korea a major nuclear power so it can proceed with its expansionist policies. North Korea said that the test was a legitimate defense against threats from a hostile US.
“If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea, we will call you out on it”, Haley said. But Pyongyang’s nuclear threats have advanced greatly since then, which is why the previous policy can not be implemented now. It will need to miniaturize warheads to a much greater extent than it is now likely capable of doing, and the warheads must survive the stresses at launch and the high temperatures and stresses during re-entry.
“I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security”.
“I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including with the Korean peninsula and North Korea”, said Putin, who said any such move would be “harmful and unsafe”. He can not deny the fact.
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David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles) if flown on a standard, instead of lofted, trajectory – considerably longer than North Korea’s current missiles.

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