North Korea remains a legitimate threat

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     SUPERPOWERS Donald Trump met with Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit

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The report conveys that nations often at odds with US foreign policy objectives have made massive strides in ballistic missile technology in recent years, so much so that now even missiles not armed with nuclear warheads could pose significant threats to strategic American targets. Although there would be no question of North Korea prevailing in the ensuing conflict, and in my opinion very little possibility of Chinese intervention, casualties could be high.

It comes as Mr Trump has launched a global campaign to tackle the North Korean threat and last week urged Kim's ally China to apply pressure over his nuclear programme.

The increase in trade, analysts say, is the latest indication that USA efforts to rein in North Korea by encouraging economic pressure from China, which is overwhelmingly the Hermit Kingdom's most significant trading partner, will ultimately bear little fruit.

"There is no military solution to the threat of a nuclear North Korea", said Markey who is the ranking Democrat on the East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Subcommittee.

Despite the worldwide opprobrium over its nuclear ambitions, North Korea has managed to take advantage of a loophole in United Nations sanctions by increasing its exports of iron ore. But opinion is more divided in the developing countries in the region.

"Trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40 per cent in the first quarter".

The text calls for kicking out from the USA banking system the businesses and financial institutions involved in a significant amount of trade in goods and services with the communist state, barring all North Korean-made products from entering the U.S. market, and sanctioning all firms engaged in labor exports.

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As part of China's moves to honor resolutions that target Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, China suspended coal imports from its northeastern neighbor starting Feb 19, the Ministry of Commerce confirmed later in the same month. "Whether or not it has been successful or not successful, it doesn't seem to deter Kim Jong Un".

If North Korea's new missile can, in fact, achieve a maximum range of 6,000 miles, that would put West Coast cities like Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in danger. The Chinese know the USA actually could do a great deal by offering bilateral talks with North Korea and suggesting a peace treaty to bring the Korean War to an end once and for all which is the real goal of North Korea.

"In its present form, it couldn't reach much farther than Alaska or maybe Hawaii", Schilling said, "but we think it can be fairly easily extended to cover the West Coast of the United States".

Warmbier, who was 22, was arrested by North Korean authorities and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for "hostile acts" after he stole pro-government paraphernalia from his hotel.

"We must take every diplomatic and economic measure now to stop North Korea and to prevent nuclear war", Gardner said in a press release.

These actions from Congress have had limited success in subduing North Korea. In any case, an objective overview of the situation leads one to question the Mainstream Media narrative that North Korea is the only provocative actor in Northeast Asia, since there are more than enough grounds to solidly argue that the U.S. is playing a similarly destabilizing role as well.

The Senator also admitted that military options were not realistic, saying that "direct negotiations" along with increasing pressure and sanctions were the only way forward.

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