Russian and Japanese leaders "decisively condemn" North Korean tests

Trumps nods for South Korea to buy weapons from the United States

On the danger of war on the Peninsula, the source said that this is considered to be nearly totally unreal in South Korea, by all political factions, as it is clear that Kim Jong-un knows that starting a war would be the end of North Korea as a state.

The tension escalated after Korea, on September 3, announced a successful test of a thermonuclear explosive that could be used as a warhead at an intercontinental ballistic missile.

At the same time, socialists do not give any support to the dictatorship in North Korea, which threatens war and diverts a massive share of society's scarce resources into armaments in order to keep the masses down and in the hope of gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance by imperialism.

The actions will include denying the country oil supplies. "This leads nowhere", he said.

The United States has long held that a nuclear North Korea is unacceptable, demanding the country end its weapons program.

"Along with pressure on the North Korean regime to induce it to abandon provocations in the implementation of its nuclear and missile programs, it is necessary to emphasize and increase the priority of efforts to resume the political process", Lavrov said.

Mr Moon and Mr Abe agreed to co-operate on seeking tougher United Nations sanctions against North Korea and pledged to strengthen efforts to persuade Beijing and Moscow to cut off oil supplies to the North, said Mr Moon's press secretary.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke at the regional meeting in Vladivostok and agreed to try to persuade China and Russian Federation to cut off oil to North Korea as much as possible, according to South Korean officials.

But sending US nuclear weapons back to South Korea would be a more drastic step, contradicting the efforts of multiple administrations to "denuclearize" the Korean Peninsula.

The US claimed Pyongyang was "begging for war" after the reclusive state purportedly detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday - its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.

The China Daily proceeded to accuse the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, of being "narrow-minded and undiplomatic", for rejecting the proposal put forward by China and Russian Federation.

In accelerating his pursuit of nuclear weapons targeting the United States and allies South Korea and Japan, Kim is seen as seeking a real nuclear deterrent to help ensure the survival of his government and also the stronger bargaining power that would come from it. In addition to the range, the satellite launch demonstrated that North Korea can successfully separate a payload from a rocket or missile. While Moon's core base may feel differently, the public in general has shifted toward a more conservative view on pressuring North Korea, he said.

He and Putin "shared the understanding that resolving the North Korean issue is top priority", Moon told reporters.

Meanwhile, Admiral Scott Swift, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, claimed this week that America's North Korean strategy of sanctions and diplomacy has worked so far. For example, support for nuclear armament and an American antimissile defence system in South Korea continues to grow. Energy from the underground explosion was about six times stronger than the last test a year ago, South Korea's weather agency said.

Sweden has had diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973.

Shigeru Ishiba, a hawkish former defence minister and veteran in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative LDP party, asked on a TV debate show on Wednesday: "Is it really ok not to talk about it any more?"



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