China 'putting pressure' on North Korea

Jerome Frank
May 12, 2017

On April 16, Kim Jong Un's regime tested a ballistic missile near its submarine base on the country's east coast but the launch failed as the projectile exploded just after liftoff.

"I don't know", Trump replies.

Analysts say the KN-17 is a new Scud-type missile developed by North Korea. But perhaps they're just not very good missiles. "But eventually, he'll have good missiles". On the same day, the South Korean Navy said that it has started naval military drills with the United States forces involving the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier. It is a chess game.

Pressed on whether that would lead to a military strike, Trump said: "I don't know. We'll see what happens", he said.

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang on Saturday, a news agency report said, but it failed seconds after it was launched.

The launch comes just hours after the country announced it was "on the brink of nuclear war" as the United States staged military drills with South Korea. Dave Benham, a spokesman for the US Pacific Command.

"We will not reward their bad behavior with talks", he said.

President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China's president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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McCain said on Sunday that China has the power to change what happens moving forward.

In Australia, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull used a commemoration of a World War II naval battle to warn North Korea against military threat. They said that the USA supply ship is expected to refuel other American warships, including the USS Carl Vinson strike group, now in the region.

Front-runner Moon Jae-in, a liberal who calls for engagement with North Korea, has said he would reconsider THAAD if he becomes president. The Obama administration sought to resurrect them in 2012, but a deal to provide food aid in exchange for a nuclear freeze soon collapsed.

When "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson pressed President Trump on what "not happy" meant, he responded: "I would not be happy".

"There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea".

Priebus alleged that previous United States administrations had "have just watched this transpire, watched North Korea build the capability it has today", watch them put missiles into mountainsides.

North Korea tested a ballistic missile hours after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for more worldwide pressure and sanctions on Kim Jong Un's government in a special U.N. Secretary Council meeting. How are you sure that they're not using this as a way to test you? Everything. Everything, no? It would be bad. I don't think they want to see it.

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