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Trump says hopes to avoid military option on N. Korea

11 Setiembre 2017, 04:29 | Martinez Canez

Image Vladimir Putin at a BRICS summit in China

Vladimir Putin at BRICS summit in China

It no longer proposes blacklisting Kim and reduces sanctions on oil and gas, a draft reviewed by Reuters shows. Almost 80 per cent of the textile exports went to China.

Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of arms tests, the latest on Sunday being a detonation of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.

Analysts say North Korea's escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing's arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

USA officials say such restrictions could have a major impact on North Korea's military and industrial economy as it lacks its own oil resources.

He added, "Sanctions are only half a solution, so dialogue and negotiations should be carried out together".

North Korea's July 4 launch.

'The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the USA the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history, ' the ministry said.

The Trump administration has rejected the proposal by China and Russian Federation, saying military exercises are essential in the face of escalating North Korean tests and threats to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile near the US territory of Guam.

"One should not give in to emotions and drive North Korea into a corner", said Putin after a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Eastern Economic Forum.

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said he hoped for a firm United Nations resolution, adding stronger economic penalties might lead to a change in North Korea's behaviour.

Security Council permanent member Moscow has not said explicitly however that it will veto the U.S. plans.

There was no independent verification of the North's claim to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test, but some experts said there was enough strong evidence to suggest Pyongyang had either developed a hydrogen bomb or was getting close.

Rodman said he was not trying to defend Kim and was "just an ambassador for sports".

The tensions over the Korean peninsula are also leading to bilateral tensions as well.

The China Earthquake Administration reported that a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck South Korea at 11:30 AM on September 4 with an epicenter depth of zero km, saying that it might have been caused by explosion.

The long-standing objective of the US and its allies, as well as China and Russian Federation, has been to seek the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula although the chances of realizing that goal have diminished as the North has advanced its nuclear program.

The South's defense ministry confirmed on Wednesday the launchers would be installed on a former golf course near Seongju City some 217 km (135 miles) south of Seoul.

Trump said that Xi wants to do something and the USA will see whether or not he can do it, hinting his intent to use China as leverage to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on the North.

But the North's leader appeared deaf to the global outrage and hailed the "perfect success in the test of H-bomb" at a dinner to congratulate the scientists and technicians behind the nuclear programme, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.

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