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South Korea says communications with North must reopen

South Korea says communications with North must reopen

"Combining nuclear warheads with ballistic technology in the hands of a volatile leader like Kim Jong-un is a recipe for a disaster", Harris said.

Yoon said Chung and Pottinger in their meeting reaffirmed that Seoul and Washington share a common goal in the "complete discarding" of North Korean nuclear weapons and will pursue "all methods, including sanctions and dialogue" to reach the goal. To that end, the worldwide community has increased its pressure on North Korea.

The U.N. Security Council late Monday expressed "utmost concern" at what it called North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior and provocative defiance" of council resolutions demanding a halt to all nuclear-related tests.

"We are living in the reality where there is a high possibility of military clashes" along the disputed sea border off the Koreas' west coast or along the heavily-fortified land frontier that divides them, he said. The missile flew 787 km, the North argued.

He also said the North's nuclear and missile capabilities seem to have advanced rapidly recently but that the South was ready and capable of striking back should the North attack. Hong said he would discuss North Korea with high-ranking officials in Washington.

US experts said the missile launched over the weekend could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles), putting Guam easily within range. Each new nuclear and longer-range missile test is part of the North's attempt to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile.

South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Lee Duk-haeng told reporters the government's most basic stance is that communication lines between South and North Korea should reopen. The North defends its weapons programmes as necessary to counter US hostility and regularly threatens to destroy the United States.

The launch complicates the new South Korean president's plan to talk to the North, and came as U.S., Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific.




As a matter of fact, it's no secret that Beijing and Pyongyang have been drifting apart ever since Kim Jong-un took power in North Korea in December 2011. "The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating".

Kim Do-hoon, 31, said that South Korea, while keeping the "door open for conversation" with the North, should also "show a stern attitude at some level".

Tasha Rine, a registered nurse from Kenai, Alaska, said the threat from North Korea was a "little too close for comfort".

Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have ramped up in recent weeks with the Trump administration saying military action was an option under consideration and the North threatening massive retaliation.

Haley said Russian Federation is "all wrong". "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it", she told ABC. Experts assess that, had the missile been flown at a normal trajectory, it could have reached 2,800 miles.

Yonhap claimed that the restaurants are among the regime's source of income to fund its nuclear and missile programmes. This is the tenth North Korean missile launch this year.

Given the trajectory of the missile and the angle at which it was launched, experts suggested that such a missile would be capable of hitting the USA territory of Guam. The USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier, is also engaging with South Korean navy ships in waters off the Korean Peninsula, according to Seoul's Defense Ministry.


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