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US sets up missile defence in SKorea

US sets up missile defence in SKorea

The administration ordered the USS Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier and three warships, to return to the waters off the divided peninsula.

South Korea has said China has discriminated against some South Korean companies in retaliation against the deployment.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave the order to start the demonstration, where more than 300 large-caliber self-propelled guns lined up along the coast opened fire, state news agency KCNA reported Wednesday. China, which has grown increasingly frustrated with its ally Pyongyang, and Russian Federation see the system's powerful radars as a security threat. They committed to strengthening coordination to denuclearize North Korea, a statement said.

"Deploying THAAD is a critical measure to defend the [South Korean] people and alliance forces against North Korean missile threats", it said in a statement.

The displayed military hardware included prototype ICBMs and new midrange solid-fuel missiles that can be fired from land mobile launchers and submarines, making them harder to detect before launch.

About 8,000 police officers were mobilized and the main road leading up to the site in the southeast was blocked earlier Wednesday, Yonhap reported.

Japan and the USA began a specific seaborne joint military exercise within the ongoing joint naval exercises that began on Sunday amid heightened tensions with North Korea, media reports said.

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In Seongju county, at the location of the THAAD site, around 4,000 police were present to ensure the equipment's delivery. The north staged a large-scale artillery drill on Tuesday to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army.

Xi's phone call with Trump came amid signs Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test explosion since 2006, or the latest in a rapid series of missile tests, further advancing its ambitions of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the USA mainland.

President Donald Trump has sent more USA military assets to the region in a show of force while leaning on China to exert economic pressure on its wayward ally.

Mr Trump spoke by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders on Monday.

The Trump administration has taken the unusual step of calling the entire US Senate to a meeting at the White House, for a briefing on North Korea with the US secretaries of Defense and State.

The port call by the USS Michigan, which is created to carry ballistic missiles and cruise missiles, came as a USA aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards Korean waters in an effort to deter North Korea from a sixth nuclear test or more missile launches in defiance of United Nations sanctions.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said he and fellow Republican John McCain had dinner with Trump on Monday and discussed North Korea.

The USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered submarine, arrived at the South Korean port of Busan in what was described as a routine visit to rest the crew and load supplies.

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Experts say these missiles could one day be capable of hitting targets as far as the continental United States, although North Korea has yet to flight test them.

North Korea held an enormous military parade held to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung on April 15. The Trump administration is instead seeking to put pressure on North Korea with the help of China.

There have been occasions in the past when political tensions have reached crisis point - most recently in April 2013 - but Trump's firm rhetoric on North Korea in recent weeks is unusual for a United States leader.

"The council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions", he said.

They will take place in the East Sea, the South's name for the Sea of Japan, it said, and the two allies will also begin joint naval exercises in the West Sea-what it calls the Yellow Sea-on Tuesday "in relation to the current security situation".

A CNN team in North Korea said citizens in the streets of Pyongyang were celebrating Armed Forces Day, with no visible signs of tension.

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