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United States reasserts 'ironclad' commitment to defend S.Korea

07 September 2017, 01:57 | Violet Powell

Kremlin Press Service

Kremlin Press Service

In a rare bipartisan statement Tuesday, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees acknowledged that the five-year-old free trade accord with South Korea "has presented frustrations for some important USA industries and stakeholders" and that the US should press for compliance.

Fischer wrote: "During this challenging time, we must demonstrate solidarity with our allies as they face significant threats". Responding to another question, Trump said military option is not his first choice but he has all options open. "With more than 95 percent of the world's population living outside the borders of the United States, KORUS, and other similar FTAs, provide the best means to increase exponentially the demand for high-quality American agricultural products".

Any move to cut off trade with China would deal a crippling blow to both the USA and Chinese economies, leaving experts to quickly dismiss Trump's threat as empty rhetoric.

Responding to reports that the Trump administration is considering withdrawing from the U.S.

The White House Wednesday released details of calls Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "We estimate this was far bigger than previous nuclear tests".

North Korea on Sunday conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, triggering US warnings of a "massive military response".

Apple to remove home button in upcoming high-end iPhone, report says
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Resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible with sanctions and pressure alone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after meeting his South Korean counterpart, adding that the impact of cutting oil would be worrying.

The move comes amid tensions over North Korea's latest nuclear test.

"Some Chinese people overestimate China's strength and have an inaccurate understanding of global relations, contending that China's diplomacy on North Korea has failed". "This is a road to nowhere".

Putin said it was "ridiculous" that the United States first slapped Russian Federation with sanctions carried in the same bill that penalized North Korea, and "then asked us to help impose sanctions on North Korea".

The resolution by Japan's parliamentary committee condemns the nuclear test, and urges the Japanese government to take leadership in pushing for tougher punishment against Pyongyang, as measures are being discussed at the United Nations Security Council.

Moon, who took office this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with North Korea, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line.



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