The Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition kicked off Tuesday in South Korea’s capital. Different types of US strategic weapons are being displayed at the air show this year. Many analysts say South Korea is trying to remind the North that Seoul can use these weapons in case war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, presstv.com reported.
North Korea has threatened to launch an “unimaginable” strike on the United States as massive joint US-South Korean naval drills are underway off the Korean Peninsula, involving colossal American aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan.
The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.
US President Donald Trump has said North Korea’s nuclear and missile program is now “very, very far advanced,” and placed blame on former President Barack Obama and others for not doing enough to contain it.
US President Donald Trump’s refusal to talk and engage in diplomacy with North Korea and his bellicose language against its leadership could spark a war between Washington and Pyongyang, an American journalist and political analyst in New York says.
Russia and China called for restraint on North Korea on Monday after US President Donald Trump warned over the weekend that “only one thing will work” in dealing with Pyongyang, hinting that military action was on his mind.
Democratic Senator Brian Schatz from Hawaii has said that US President Donald Trump’s policy of brinkmanship against North Korea could lead the United States toward an accidental war, as tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang.