“I informed South Korea it would be appropriate if they paid. It’s a billion dollar system,” said U.S. President Donald Trump.
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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Seeks ASEAN’s Help to Avert ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ as Trump Warns of ‘Major Conflict’
“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult.”
“The presence of US missile defense bases in Europe, missile defense vessels in seas and oceans close to Russia creates a powerful covert strike component for conducting a sudden nuclear missile strike against the Russian Federation,” Poznikhir explained.
North Korea is engaged in a large-scale live-fire artillery exercise intended to signal to a hostile United States that Pyongyang is combat-ready.
“We’ll engage with Russia diplomatically,” Mattis said. “We’ll do so where we can, but we’re going to have to confront Russia where what they’re doing is contrary to international law or denying the sovereignty of other countries.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on a call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.
NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Says Its Revolutionary Forces Combat-Ready to Sink US Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier With Single Strike
North Korea defiants: “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” Rodong Sinmun says.
“We will honor this agreement out of respect to this enormously important alliance,” Pence said at Turnbull’s harbor side official residence in Sydney.
Mexico’s president’s office, the Interior Ministry and the Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
US officials says US Air Force’s special sniffer plane, known as a WC-135W Constant Phoenix, is capable of detecting evidence of a nuclear explosion.
Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT at the state’s death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said.
North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.
North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”.
“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”
“The US government, due to its failed domestic and international record, is not in a position to comment or act on the human rights situation in other countries,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Friday.
The 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43 bomb, was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar bordering Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said on Thursday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 percent fabrication” used to justify a U.S. air strike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday.
BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework
Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”
USA POLITICS: Tillerson to World: ‘US Will Hold Responsible Anyone Who Commits Crimes Against Humanity’
Tillerson said the United States would not let such crimes go unchallenged. “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world,” he told reporters while commemorating a 1944 German Nazi massacre in Sant’Anna di Stazzema.
Assad Allies: “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or breach of red lines from whoever it is, America knows our ability to respond well.”