South Korea Looks To Jumpstart Diplomacy In North Korea Standoff


South Korea Looks To Jumpstart Diplomacy In North Korea Standoff

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday said that a war on the Korean peninsula will never happen again and assured that the USA will not take any military action against Pyongyang without Seoul's consent.

Many South Koreans ignore Pyongyang because they have lived with near-constant North Korean belligerence, and sometimes violence, since the Korean Peninsula was divided in 1945 and the two countries fought a bloody, three-year war five years later.

Trump said last week the USA would rain "fire and fury" on North Korea, which some interpreted as threatening the country with a preemptive nuclear attack.

"Both the United States and South Korea do not believe North Korea has yet completely gained re-entry technology in material engineering terms", Suh said in remarks televised on Sunday for a Korea Broadcasting System show.

She said China hopes that all parties concerned will accept Beijing's "suspension for suspension" proposal which requires North Korea to suspend its missile and nuclear activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale military drills between the US and South Korea.

"There's no military solution, forget it", Bannon told The American Prospect.

"Doesn't the Moon Jae-in government have to say something about Trump's over-the-line comments?"

He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from Trump to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang could lead to real fighting, that there would be no second war on the Korean Peninsula.

"Inter-Korean dialogue should restart", Moon said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that China has said many times the essence of China-U.S. trade and business ties is mutual benefit and that there is no future in any trade war between China and the United States.

In response, Pyongyang warned of the launch of intermediate-range ballistic missiles targeting the waters off the USA island of Guam in the Pacific. The U.S.is not a volatile nation. "We need a productive one".

America's top general stressed Monday that military options are on the table when it comes to North Korea, but the application of force will only be considered if sanctions and diplomacy fail, according to South Korea.

Moon said he thinks Trump's belligerent words are meant to show a strong resolve for pressuring the North and don't necessarily display the willingness for military strikes. Moon wants to engage the North. In recent months, China has joined with Russian Federation in calling for the U.S.to suspend annual military drills with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang placing a moratorium on new missile and nuclear tests as a first step toward direct talks.