Un chief calls for calm and communication in koreas by AP
By JOHANNES DE BERNARDO (Reuters) — Kim Jong Un made «a clear decision to send troops into South Korea and wage war,» North Korea’s leader said on Sunday after his third nuclear test.
A statement by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Sunday said Kim’s first order of business would be «uniting troops and conducting the country’s war policy in a peaceful manner.»
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he would meet with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after his visit to South Korea, the latest step in his efforts to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear program, which has the power to strike the West.
The North has said its program, if it were successfully developed, would be an «emptying of the sea» for the United States, South Korea and Japan.
Nor바카라사이트th Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves as he arrives to attend a meeting of the Central Military Commission during military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Pool
Trump is scheduled to visit Seoul, where he is due to take part in a meeting of his U.S. counterparts. It would be the first time the Trump administration has met with a South Korean leader since Trump took office in January.
On Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had described his third nuclear test as a «pure and merciless» act aimed at the «deterioration of the U.S. imperialists».
There h바카라as been no comment from the North since.
Kim, who has been under intense international pressure to halt his nuclear and missile programs, said on Friday a decision to conduct a sixth nuclear test or missile launch would be taken at his leadership’s next meeting.
«I’ll be making the decision for conducting a sixth nuclear test at some time, maybe I will have it sooner than later,» Kim said at a meeting of officials from the Central Military 바카라사이트Commission.
«I believe that to give a clear and convincing warning of our strategic force is to give the entire world an idea of our nuclear forces,» Kim told the commission, adding his people were ready to launch a missile strike to bring them to their knees.
South Korea said on Saturday its forces are ready to respond to a missile launch by North Korea, and South Korea warned that if Pyongyang did make an attack, it would bear the full cost of the response.
South Korean President Moon Ja
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