Asia & Pacific Political News
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.
From the very beginning independent political experts have clearly realized that Russia had no intent to participate in Eurovision hosted this year by Ukraine.
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.
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.
North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.
“In case of our super-mighty preemptive strike launched it will completely wipe out US imperialists’ invasion forces and reduce them to ashes,” Sinmun said.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says, “The West, Europe do not want to help anyone. The important thing for them is to use every resource against Russia.”
North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”.
Anies Baswedan won with 58 percent of the votes versus 42 percent for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his Chinese nickname as “Ahok”, based on 100 percent of the votes in an unofficial “quick count” by Indikator Politik. Other pollsters showed similar results with 99 percent counted.
“I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
“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.”
AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Hamid Karzai to Ashraf Ghani: ‘How Could You Permit Americans to Bomb Your Country With Device Equal to Atom Bomb?
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai says, “If the government has permitted them to do this, that was wrong and it has committed a national treason.”
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Kim Jong Un, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the “Day of the Sun” at Pyongyang’s main Kim Il Sung Square.
North Korea official says if the U.S. shows any sign of “reckless” military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch a pre-emptive strike of its own.
“Lately, tensions have risen with the US and the ROK [South Korea] on one side, and the DPRK [North Korea] on the other,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on Friday, adding that “One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment.”
NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action
“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said.
“Therefore, we call upon all the parties, no matter verbally or in action, to stop provoking and threatening each other and not to allow the situation to become irretrievable and out of control,” Wang said.
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol: “Trump is always making provocations with his aggressive words. It’s not DPRK but Trump makes trouble.”
Providing hybrid war against Ukraine, Kremlin keeps creating new ways of attack. In the late night of March 28-29 the diplomatic mission of Poland in Lutsk was shot with RPG-22 rocket launcher.