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Shinzo Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, N. Korea

Shinzo Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, N. Korea

The two agreed that the United States, Japan and South Korea will remain in close contact on North Korea, and they agreed to closely watch China's response to Pyongyang's missile and nuclear development, Abe told reporters at his official residence.

"We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defense to cope with the USA evermore reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves with our own force", the official said, according to the report.

But if that fails, and North Korea continues its development of nuclear weapons, there are other options on the table that would significantly alter US policy.

The airstrikes, announced shortly after Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up dinner at a two-day summit in Florida last week, were retaliation against Syrian President Bashar Assad for a chemical weapons attack against civilians caught up in his country's long civil war.

In a week that saw events unfolding daily, Trump's announcement Thursday about the USA missile strike against Syria happened against the backdrop of the president's Florida resort where he was hosting Chinese Leader Xi Jinping and his wife.

North Korea has carried out several missile test launches this year, in violation of United Nations resolutions, triggering an escalation of tensions on the peninsula.

"China will either decide to help us with North Korea or they won't".

New reports out of NBC News today have some alarming details about the Trump Administration North Korea policy review, and the set of options the White House is being presented with to "respond" to North Korea's continued attempts to develop nuclear weapons.

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"If we push the button, the bombs will be fired and reduce the U.S.to ashes", an editorial in the ruling Workers' Party newspaper the Rodong Sinmun said on Wednesday.

Though an assassination attempt on North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un sounds like an alternate scene from Seth Rogen and James Franco's notorious 2014 film, "The Interview", in which the two play journalists given the task after securing an interview with him, it is a "tempting strategy when you're faced with a highly unpredictable and highly risky leader", Stavridis said.

North Korea denied any involvement in that attack.

A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2017.

Trump has vowed to keep building defenses against North Korea, prompting a North Korean ambassador to threaten the "most ruthless blow" if the country is provoked, News.com.au reports.

North Korea considers Syria to be one of its few allies.

Kim Yong-Hyun, a professor at Dongguk University said the strike against Syria was a statement of intent that was meant for a wide readership.

'We feel the increased presence is necessary, ' the anonymous official said, citing North Korea's worrisome behavior. The U.S. - after former President Barack Obama's infamous "red line" declaration - then opted not to take military action against the Assad regime.


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