Trump mum about failed N. Korea missile launch

A man watches a TV showing file footage of a North Korea's ballistic missile at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 16, 2017.

North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his "aggressive" tweets were "making trouble".

He said Japan's government has routinely coordinated with representatives of tens of thousands of Japanese residents in South Korea on contingency plans.

Another missile launch or nuclear test "can't be ruled out", he said, but the recent USA cruise missile strike on Syria and Washington's tough stance "may give Pyongyang some pause". But the heat has been rising rapidly since Trump took office in January.

The United States a few days ago dispatched what Trump called an "armada" of ships in a show of force, including an aircraft carrier, into waters off the peninsula amid fears that North Korea was preparing another round of nuclear or missile tests.

"We don't know what - if anything - was inside the canisters since North Korea hasn't publicly shown off or tested any missile of that size before", analyst Ankit Panda wrote on The Diplomat.

Kishida noted that more events are expected in North Korea later in April, and said "there is a possibility that the country may take action on those occasions". "At a time and at a place where the headquarters deems necessary, it will take place".

It's a thorny foreign policy challenge then-candidate Trump foreshadowed previous year. The first was of what it claims to have been a hydrogen bomb and the second was its most powerful ever.

But he will no doubt address worries in Washington that any new government may slow-walk the deployment of THAAD - a system created to shoot down missiles from North Korea or elsewhere. Washington and Seoul deny that, but reports that exercises have included "decapitation strikes" aimed at the North's leadership have fanned Pyongyang's anger. The AP adds that Han "cited Trump's tweets as problematic".

In an editorial in the semi-official Global Times on April 12, Pyongyang was put on notice that it must reign in its nuclear ambitions, or else China's oil shipments to North Korea could be "severely limited".

Pang Zhongying, of the School of International Studies at Beijing's Renmin University, agreed that military action was unlikely but said another North Korean nuclear test would mark "the crossing of a red line" that China was prepared to respond to.

KCNA was gushing in its praise of Kim Il Sung, recalling the time he met former US president Jimmy Carter in 1994.

Soldiers carried out on trucks North Korea's "Pukguksong" missile, which can be fired from a submarine. "Kim Jong Un wants to get back to a situation where we give them gifts when they do something bad".

A U.S. military official, who requested anonymity to discuss planning, said the United States doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch.

The official, who wasn't authorized to be quoted by name and demanded anonymity, lamented Pyongyang's "far too common and far too dangerous" provocations, and said Washington would work with worldwide partners to cut the North's government off "from the rest of the world". The official said plans could change in the unlikely event a North Korean missile targets South Korea, Japan or USA territory. Under his watch, North Korea has aggressively pursued a goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the US mainland.

Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim Jong Un, addressed the packed square with a characteristically bellicose warning to the United States.

Since taking power in late 2011, Kim Jong Un has executed or purged a slew of high-level government officials in what the South Korean government has described as a "reign of terror".

"I don't think its correct to judge the success of a trade agreement on the basis of a bilateral trade deficit".

Pence will be tasked with explaining the policy in meetings with leaders in South Korea and Japan at the start of his trip, which will also include stops in Indonesia and Australia.

North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol condemned the action, noting that they "will go to war" if the USA continues to provoke them.

We have spent many millions on missile defense against adversaries who would never launch against us and radiation detection in ports that adversaries would never use.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged "all parties to refrain from inflammatory or threatening statements or deeds to prevent irreversible damage".

"Once a war really happens, the result will be nothing but multiple-loss".

In his comments carried by Xinhua, Wang warned that "no one will win" if hostilities escalate.

Six-nation negotiations on dismantling North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for aid fell apart in early 2009. That attack alarmed the North and was condemned as "unpardonable" by Pyongyang, which counts Syria as an ally. A day later, the Global Times noted that the attack on Syria made it impossible to dismiss the possibility of a US strike on North Korea.

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