North Korea marks anniversary with massive artillery drill

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The North is also believed to be preparing for a sixth nuclear weapons test.

"However, the North Korean communist regime is standing firm". The aircraft supercarrier is headed toward the Korean Peninsula for an exercise with South Korea.

Along with sending USA military assets to the region in a show of force, President Donald Trump is leaning on China to exert economic pressure on its wayward ally. He has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile and has said all options are on the table, including a military strike.

McCain also said it is "shameful" that China has been bullying South Korea for hosting the U.S. THAAD missile defense system aimed at defending better against North Korean missile threats. And the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is also headed toward the peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea.

China, the only major ally of North Korea, has been increasingly uncomfortable in recent months about its neighbour's pursuit of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles in violation on United Nations resolutions. Mr. Trump has spoken by phone to the leaders of China and Japan. North Korea separately fired what US officials said were a Scud-type missile and a midrange missile earlier this month, but the launches were analyzed as failures.

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In Tokyo, US representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun, met on Tuesday with his Japanese counterpart Kenji Kanasugi and Kim Hong-kyun of South Korea.

"We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very hard", he said, describing North Korea as his biggest global challenge. President Trump spoke to Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, and Chinese President Xi Jinping over the weekend in an effort to work on a diplomatic solution. It did not elaborate.

In hermit country North Korea, a military occasion was marked with a massive show of strength, but a missile test, which was feared in the region did not happen.

U.S. defence leaders and other top officials are to give a classified briefing on North Korea to all senators in an unusual meeting at the White House later Wednesday.

U.S. Pacific Commander Adm. Harry Harris said Thursday that it is only a matter of time until North Korean leader Kim Jong-un perfects his intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities.

"The reality of today again proves the decision to strengthen nuclear power in quality and quantity under the banner of pursuing economic development and nuclear power was the correct one", the unidentified spokesman said in a statement issued by the North's state media. She says the USA wants "to test that hypothesis to the maximum extent we can" for a peaceful resolution.

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