North Korea warns 'thermonuclear war may break out at any moment'

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After U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the demilitarized zone in South Korea on Monday and warned that "all options are on the table", a senior North Korean official responded by accusing the United States of bringing the countries to the brink of thermonuclear war.

Noting Trump's recent military actions in Syria and Afghanistan, Pence said, "North Korea would do well not to test his resolve", or the USA armed forces in the region. The goal should be simple: Limit the growth of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs as much as possible short of military action through cutting off outside help as much as possible.

His comments came as Mike Pence, the United States vice president, arrived in Asia and visited the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea, and warned North Korea not to "test" President Donald Trump.

Kredo said Trump administration military action, like the recent missiles fired at Syria over its chemical weapons attack, could be a "wake-up call" for North Korea.

"The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready", Pence told 2,500 sailors dressed in blue fatigues and Naval baseball caps on a sunny, windy morning aboard the carrier at the U.S. Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay.

Pence and Abe believe that it is important to convince China to play a bigger role in putting a pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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The U.S. Vice President reiterated that the "era of strategic patience is over".

"If the U.S. is reckless enough to use military means it would mean from that very day, an all out war".

The two countries have long had a strained relationship, and this is far from the first time North Korea has threatened the US with nuclear weapons.

Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the United States considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region.

The vice-president earlier visited Camp Bonifas, a military installation near the DMZ, for a briefing with military leaders.

Vice President Mike Pence at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, April 17, 2017. "But dialogue for the sake of having dialogue is meaningless". There is no internal conflict in North Korea.

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The Trump administration wants to find more of that kind of foreign direct investment, and hopes to attract some with the $1 trillion plan to rebuild USA roads, bridges and other types of infrastructure.

Trump said he has a good chemistry with Xi.

But a new factor has been introduced into the situation: President Donald Trump, whose inexperience and unpredictability have cast the situation on the peninsula in uncertainty. "The British are deathly afraid of rapprochement between the United States and Russian Federation and if China is part of that, they are even more afraid". "I don't see it happening". But it was a message designed explicitly with North Korea in mind, as was his bunker-busting bomb in Afghanistan.

The probability of Aegis interceptors missing a North Korean target would be embarrassing for the USA and embolden Pyongyang.

The White House foreign policy adviser traveling with Pence told reporters that the type of missile that North Korea tried to fire on Sunday was medium-range, and that it exploded about 4 to 5 seconds after it was launched. Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time.

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