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North Korea blasts USA strikes on Syria, says justify nukes: State media

North Korea blasts USA strikes on Syria, says justify nukes: State media

A USA decision to move a Navy strike group toward the Korean peninsula is a "prudent" reaction to a pattern of provocative behavior from North Korea, White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Sunday.

Along with its rapidly advancing nuclear and long-range missile capabilities, North Korea has its artillery and short-range missiles trained on Seoul, the capital of USA ally South Korea.

Along with its rapidly advancing nuclear and long-range missile capabilities, the North has its artillery and short-range missiles trained on Seoul, the capital of US ally South Korea and a city of more than 10 million people.

Senior envoys of South Korea, Japan and the United States on the North Korea nuclear program will soon meet to discuss their coordinated response, the South's foreign ministry said.

If he clinches the presidency in South Korea's national election next month, Moon, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea, is expected to pursue a strategy of engagement with Pyongyang.

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The U.S. strikes came as Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida to press the leader of North Korea's sole diplomatic ally to do more to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

The two leaders also agreed that their first meeting, held at the seaside Mar-a-Lago resort in the U.S. state of Florida, was "positive and fruitful", Xinhua news agency reported.

A leading expert on the short, chubby Kim would not be surprised if he is hiding following the US missile strike against Syria.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have reaffirmed that they will work together to stop the spread of chemical weapons.

Mr Tillerson said: "President Xi clearly understands and, I think, agrees that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken".

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China and the United States are now each other's biggest trading partner, from which the two peoples benefit a lot, said Xi. Mr Tillerson said Mr Trump and the Chinese president "had extensive discussions around the risky situation in North Korea".

Trump reportedly told Xi of his decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at an airfield in Syria - in retaliation for the country's deadly chemical weapons attack against its own citizens - as the two leaders were wrapping up dinner Thursday night.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson sails in the South China Sea in March 2017.

While we don't yet have an answer to the first question, the second has already been answered: a U.S. Navy carrier strike group has been ordered to the Korean Peninsula. The Pentagon has since chose to deploy an aircraft carrier group to waters near the Korean peninsula in a move that experts define as a show of naval power in the region.

What was billed as a showdown between the leaders of the United States and China over trade and North Korea ended with little sign of confrontation Friday - or of concrete progress in resolving their differences. The US president has said that if China doesn't exert more pressure on North Korea, the US will act alone.

Syria denies it carried out the attack.

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Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said the United States can't ignore the "political reality" in Syria. The Syrian presidential office slammed the USA missile attack on a Syrian airbase as "reckless and irresponsible".

The North is seen ready to conduct its sixth nuclear test at any time, with movements detected by satellites at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site.


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