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Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Pence visits Japan, turning focus to trade with key ally

Pence said Trump was hopeful China would use its influence in the region to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program.

Pence is on a 10-day Asia-Pacific tour that has been dominated by the North Korea issue. "Also, the Trump administration could open a gap with its key allies as well as China, who all anticipate an eventual return to something akin to the previous multilateral negotiations with Pyongyang".

"North Korea is the most unsafe and urgent threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific", he said. Beijing says the system threatens its own security by allowing the U.S.to monitor flights and other activity in northeastern China.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves with his wife Karen Pence and his two daughters Charlotte and Audrey, right, before they leave for Japan, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, today.

US Vice-President Mike Pence, who has been visiting the region, warned the North not to test Washington and said the US "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over.

South Korea, the USA and Japan held their 9th Defense Trilateral Talks in Tokyo on Wednesday. and subsequently released a joint statement highlighting that the three countries will work closely together to find an effective way to denuclearize North Korea.

"It's necessary to put pressure on North Korea so that it will accept dialogue in good faith", Mr Abe said.

The Clinton administration's dealings with North Korea over nuclear weapons were with Kim Jong Il, and in fact the crucial precursor to the deal they struck over nuclear weapons was negotiated with his predecessor, Kim Il Sung, the current North Korean leader's grandfather.

The advisor said there is still a problem to be solved before the THAAD battery is deployed and operational here and it will be decided by the next South Korean president.

North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC that missiles would be tested on "a weekly, monthly and yearly basis".

North Korea tried to test a missile on Sunday, but it failed in a fiery explosion. China released trade data last week which shows it has actually increased trade with North Korea by almost 40 percent this year. We're gonna see what happens.

Pence did not touch on the questions still swirling about why the Trump administration said an armada was headed to the Korean peninsula last week when it was actually headed in the opposite direction. According to US officials, the missile exploded four to five seconds after being launched from a location near a North Korean submarine base in Sinpo along the country's eastern coast.

Trump, in Washington, and Pence at the tense Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea earlier, have signaled a forceful USA stance on North Korea's recent actions and threats.

"The Chinese often express frustration with North Korea, and disappointment".

The North regularly launches short-range missiles, but is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target US troops in Asia and, eventually, the USA mainland.

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