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Theresa May condemns North Korea missile launch in 'strongest terms possible'

Theresa May condemns North Korea missile launch in 'strongest terms possible'

Park reportedly said Trump had agreed to double the weight cap to reach the maximum payload as South Korea had hoped, Sputnik reported.The White House said earlier the U.S. President also approved planned South Korean purchases of billions of dollars in United States military equipment to counter the North.

The 1o-hour mission is the latest show of force involving USA fighter and bomber aircraft as North Korea continues its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

The allies are known to be discussing the deployment of US strategic assets on a quarterly basis at USA air base in Osan, south of Seoul or Kunsan Air Base in the southwest of the divided peninsula, they added.

North Korea experts warned at the time that the administration was misreading Pyongyang if it thought Trump's threats had deterred the regime from conducting more tests, including the planned Guam salvo.

She added: "It has shown that Trump's fiery rhetoric has not made Pyongyang back down, but North Korea has signaled that it could be open to negotiation".

Extended deterrence refers to the USA commitment to mobilize its full range of conventional and strategic military assets, including nuclear capabilities, to protect its allies.

"We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves", said Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, the director of the Missile Defense Agency.

May told the Telegraph: "It's an important, long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and Japan, they're our closest partner in Asia and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to talk about a number of subjects - trade, of course, but also building on our defence and security co-operation".

May, who is now conducting a state visit to Japan, released a joint statement with Abe in response to the August 29 launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile, which flew over Japanese territory and landed in the Pacific Ocean east of the city of Hokkaido. This simply compounds the crisis of this unstable, ultra-nationalist regime, which regards its only option as developing and threatening to use its limited nuclear arsenal-a reactionary ploy that plays into Washington's hands and divides the worldwide working class, the only social force that can halt the drive to war.

At a press conference alongside Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister said the United Kingdom condemned the latest missile launch in the "strongest terms possible".

The authorities in North Korea are highly nationalistic and promote resentment of the U.S. and Japan as part of their claim to legitimacy.

Japan is seeking a land-based version of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, operational by 2023, as a new layer of defense to help counter North Korea's missile advances.

The only means of halting this drive to war is for the working class in the United States and around the world to fight for its own class solution to the crisis: a united global movement based on socialist internationalism to put an end to capitalism, which is the source of war, social inequality and attacks on democratic rights.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Hayley described the resolution as the "single largest economics sanctions package" passed by the UNSC, and the toughest sanctions in "a generation".

It is nevertheless USA imperialism that bears the chief responsibility for bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war in North East Asia.

"The reckless act of firing a missile over our nation is an unprecedented, grave and critical threat and it is an act that significantly diminishes the region's peace and security, and we have lodged a firm protest".

May will also discuss defense cooperation, describing Japan as "our closest security partner in Asia".

The problem here is that Washington won't be very interested in displaying the kind of "demeanor" that North Korea is likely to want. A Standard Missile-3 Block IIA jointly developed by the US and Japan failed to intercept its target.

So the question is whether North Korea will put some checks on itself as it seeks to expand its weapons tests in the Pacific. A government report says the U.S gave North Korea more than $1.3 billion in assistance. "South Korea is a country that experienced a fratricidal war".

In practice, Japan's diplomatic pressure lacks effectiveness.

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