Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

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Andrew Cummings | 26 June, 2017, 02:01

North Korea carried out a test of a rocket engine that could possibly power an intercontinental ballistic missile to take one of its nuclear devices to the USA mainland, Rueters and Fox News report.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited North Korean athletes to the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

"I believe in dialogue, but dialogue is possible when it's backed by strong defence and engagement policy is possible only when we have security ability that can overwhelm the North", Mr Moon was quoted by his office as saying.

The South and nuclear-armed North Korea are separated by one of the world's most heavily armed borders and remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.

"Our people will feel proud and safe after seeing that our missile capability doesn't trail North Korea's", Moon said, according to his spokesman, Park Soo-hyun.

"We watch North Korea's actions closely".

The death of American university student Otto Warmbier this week after his release following 17 months of imprisonment in North Korea has hardened the USA position and cranked up tensions in Asia.

North Korea's regime has claimed that its new rocket could deliver a "large heavy nuclear warhead" all the way to the USA mainland.

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China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.

"Despite many years of urging North Korea to cease its unsafe and risky behaviour, it has continued to test ballistic missiles, it's continued its nuclearisation program, so we welcome any new, fresh ideas that the new administration has in dealing with North Korea".

According to the report, the test was conducted on Wednesday near the North's Dongchangri missile test site. The North also conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone as it openly pursues a long-range nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. mainland.

USA officials have said North Korea has test-fired another rocket.

A series of ballistic missiles fired by the rotund ruler has led to fears that he is readying to fire at South Korea. The previous intercept test, conducted in February, had been successful.

Rocket engines are easily re-purposed for use in missiles.

Earlier on Thursday, North Korea called Trump a "psychopath" as tensions escalated following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma from North Korean detention last week.

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