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McMaster: North Korea's provocations 'can't continue'

Malita Javier | 17 Abril, 2017, 10:33

U.S. vice president Mike Pence used an address to American military personnel in South Korea to make it clear Washington would take a tough stance against the regime of Kim Jong Un.

South Korea's foreign ministry said that by conducting the latest test just a day after displaying a series of missiles, "North Korea has threatened the whole world".

US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country's "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

The Trump administration hopes the U.S. and its allies will achieve its objectives through "peaceable means or ultimately by whatever means are necessary" to protect South Korea and stabilise the region.

Referring to the display of intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea during a recent parade, the US National Security Advisor said the goal of that parade is to demonstrate military prowess in a threatening way.

Along with the deployment of the Naval aircraft carrier and other vessels into waters off the Korean Peninsula, thousands of USA and South Korean troops, tanks and other weaponry were also deployed last month in their biggest-ever joint military exercises.

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The North's test firing can be seen as a message of defiance to the Trump administration in Washington, coming as it does on the day U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to arrive in Seoul for talks on North Korea. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) stated that the attempted launch was conducted from the area near North Korea's eastern port city of Sinpo, but likely ended in a failure.

A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the United States military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade.

On ABC, McMaster said Trump has asked the National Security Council, Defense Department, State Department, and intelligence agencies to work together "so we can provide options and have them ready for him if this pattern of destabilizing behavior continues".

President Trump addresses the nation following the USA launching a military strike on a Syrian government target on April 6, 2017 in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.

'There is an worldwide consensus now, including the Chinese leadership, that this is a situation that just can not continue, ' McMaster said.

His visit comes amid escalated tensions on the peninsula, with heated rhetoric from both North Korea and the US.

Pence warns NKorea not to mistake U.S. resolve
Pence, addressing an Easter service with American troops in South Korea, said the USA commitment to South Korea was unwavering. His comments come after a failed missile test launch by North Korea and a massive military parade.

He added that Trump needs to fill the post Hill previously held as USA ambassador to South Korea, saying, "but I guess that takes a long time for this administration". "An abandonment of its nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile program".

"Either China will deal with this problem or the United States and its allies will", Pence said on Monday.

Indeed, President Barack Obama told incoming President Trump that North Korea would be his top challenge.

"North Korea is a liability to everybody", said deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland on Fox News Sunday, and also "a threat to China".

According to U.S. and South Korean authorities, the U.S. Pacific Command "detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time April 15".

The White House has said U.S. President Donald Trump has put the North "on notice" while the possibility of U.S. military action against Pyongyang has gained traction following U.S. strikes against Syria on April 7.

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"We look out today and we see courage writ large in the soldiers and the families gathered here, and I just want to assure you on behalf of the people of the United States and in these troubled times in this part of the world".

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