‘Maximum Pressure’ Will Never Work on North Korea: China

‘Maximum Pressure’ Will Never Work on North Korea: China

‘Maximum Pressure’ Will Never Work on North Korea: China

"We would be glad to see North Korea and the United States resuming talks on schedule at the end of the month", Wang told a joint news conference with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. The JCS didn't immediately say whether the weapons were ballistic missiles or rocket artillery.

Kim, military leaders and top officials "in the field of national defense science" saw two rounds of test fire Tuesday of "tactical guided weapons including super-large multiple rocket launcher", the official Korean Central News Agency said a day after the launches.

Park Won-gon, professor of worldwide politics at Handong Global University said: "Now, Bolton, who is well versed in the denuclearisation issue and not a politician, was removed, which means that politicians like Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may spearhead the handling of the North Korea nuclear quandary".

The group "expressed strong concern North Korea is continuing the launch of short-range projectiles since May", according to Yonhap. "We consider this a serious problem and will continue to monitor the development, while ensuring the functioning of warning and surveillance activity". Unlike the last time it test-fired such projectiles and made an announcement, state media did not call the launches a "success", raising the possibility that some of the projectiles may have failed to strike their targets.

In a statement issued in late August, Vice Foreign Minister Choe said that expectations of dialogue with the U.S. are "gradually disappearing".

North Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui
North Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui

Indeed, Trump's North Korea envoy, Stephen Biegun, a firm advocate of engagement with Pyongyang, is among the names that have been floated as possible successors to Bolton.

They include a mobile short-range ballistic missile system that experts say resembled an enlarged version of the US Army Tactical Missile System and a "super-large" multiple rocket system the North tested on August 24.

The North Korean leader said the test provided an opportunity to fully test the system's combat operation, trajectory characteristics, accuracy and precise homing functions.

"The recent test-fire was in full line with its goal and served as an occasion to clearly decide the next-stage orientation to complete the weapon system", the news agency said.

The two leaders agreed to resume working-level talks during another meeting on June 30 at the Korean border, but no date has been set.

ECB Cuts Rates, Announces New QE Program, EURUSD Slumps Below 1.10
The central bank also extended a promise to keep rates at record lows for as long as necessary. The Australian dollar, meanwhile, was steady at 68.6 United States cents.

Recommended News

  • Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake

    Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake

    Ms Barbera said it was a neighbour who reported the sunken auto and was not aware of reports that Google Maps had been used. They sent the remains and the vehicle to the Medical Examiner's Office, which was able to make a positive I.D. on Tuesday.
    What Time is ABC’s Democratic Debate?

    What Time is ABC’s Democratic Debate?

    As Vox notes, every candidate who qualified for tonight's debate is automatically qualified for the October debate as well. Half as many Democrats will compete in the third debate compared to the second DNC debate in Detroit earlier this summer.

    The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.
  • How Healthcare Providers Can Reduce Insurance Claim Denials

    And, it’s important to account for the time and effort spent by administrative staff handling these denied claims. They also have the potential to adversely affect patients’ opinions about the organization.
    Former Oregon State cornerback Terrell Roberts killed in Bay Area shooting

    Former Oregon State cornerback Terrell Roberts killed in Bay Area shooting

    They said he looked to be about 20 to 35 years old and 250 pounds, and added that he wore a black shirt. Roberts, 38, was "not mixed up in anything bad" and had no known enemies, relatives said.
    Abraham says he 'always wanted to be like' Chelsea legend Drogba

    Abraham says he 'always wanted to be like' Chelsea legend Drogba

    After the close of the worldwide break, Chelsea will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to face Wolves at Molineux. Abraham now finds himself in the position that Drogba once occupied, the starting striker at Stamford Bridge.
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hope for progress on trade

    Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hope for progress on trade

    SHORT HEM: Tailored Brands plunged 25.8% after giving investors a dismal third quarter profit forecast and halting its dividend. The S&P 500 posted 40 new 52-week highs and 1 new low; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 89 new highs and 27 new lows.
    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino released from prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino released from prison

    In a statement to Entertainment Tonight , Sorrentino and his wife Lauren said they are elated to close this chapter of their life. Sorrentino pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion in January 2018 for not fully paying the amount of taxes he owed for 2011.
    Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is like Wii Fit for the Switch

    Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is like Wii Fit for the Switch

    Ring Fit Adventure will launch on October 18 for $79.99 (UK price TBA), including a copy of the game, a Ring-Con, and a Leg Strap. In Ring Fit Adventure , players explore an expansive world, battling enemies along the way using real-life fitness exercises.
  • Indonesia`s Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

    Indonesia`s Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

    The late Mr Habibie had studied aviation and aerospace engineering in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1960s. Thousands of Indonesians gathered in Jakarta Thursday to bid their final goodbyes to former President B.J.
    Operation Yellowhammer: UK releases 'no-deal' Brexit documents predicting delays at border

    Operation Yellowhammer: UK releases 'no-deal' Brexit documents predicting delays at border

    Supreme Court is set to consider next week whether the shutdown should be reversed, after conflicting rulings in lower courts. Last week the High Court in London said the decision was inherently political and "not a matter for the courts".

    Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.