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Nevertheless, the USA reportedly directed two additional aircraft carrier groups toward the Korean Peninsula this week.

As tensions continue to rise, the world remains fixated on the nuclear showdown between North Korea and the United States, the subject of the week's Rasmussen Minute.

But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

South Korea's acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, said in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday that they would strengthen their alliance with the US and work with China in keeping North Korea in check.

US President Donald Trump has said that will not happen, and stepped up pressure on the isolated North.

Yet North Korea has continued to paint the the aggressor.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow can not accept the DPRK's "reckless nuclear actions". In return, he said, the USA will accept trade deficits with China.

"I don't want to telegraph what I'm doing or what I'm thinking", he stated.

Pence has met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said the American commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable".

The deployment of the anti-missile system Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) by the USA in South Korea is progressing fast.

Pence called the USA commitment to Japan unwavering, adding that its agreement to defend Japanese territory will continue to include the Senkaku Islands, which China also claims as its own. -South Korean installation, which is just outside the 2.5-mile wide (4 kilometers) DMZ.

"Any message for North Korea, sir, Kim Jong-Un?" "But dialogue for the sake of having dialogue is meaningless".

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Ms Bishop supported the USA change of strategy and said all options were on the table, including military action.

Mr Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday fresh from a pilgrimage to the Demilitarised Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula, where he pledged to bring Pyongyang to heel and stabilise the region "by whatever means are necessary".

"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only USA imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas, but also the US mainland and reduce them to ashes".

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang also said the country is "seriously concerned" about recent nuclear testing. (Japanese) "As the situation regarding North Korea is getting increasingly severe, your visit is very timely".

"The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready".

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