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Envoy: US not close to taking military action against North Korea

Envoy: US not close to taking military action against North Korea”

On Tuesday, the White House said it was no longer considering Victor Cha, a former official who has questioned the wisdom of a preventative strike, for the post of the next USA ambassador to South Korea.

Cha outlined his position in a recent op-ed for The Washington Post, stating, "While our population in Japan might be protected by US missile defenses, the USA population in South Korea, let alone millions of South Koreans, has no similar active defenses against a barrage of North Korean artillery (aside from counterfire artillery)".

Joseph Yun said USA policy is to apply pressure and leave the door open for dialogue, while keeping all options open.

Yun welcomed the North-South dialogue and hoped it was a trend of things to come but said any talks with Washington would have to "be about steps North Korea would take toward denuclearisation".

"We've said over and over again that what we want to see is dialogue", Yun told reporters in Tokyo.

In his speech, Trump said the U.S.is using sanctions to force North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.

In a press release, the Ministry of Unification stated that Yun and Hae-sung, in the meeting, talked about "pending issues" which comprised of North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics, its missiles and nuclear related topics.

"Having said that, we also have said that all options are on the table and by all options, it has to include military options", he said.

"Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation". He refused to discuss where he got the information, but added that it is "credible".

"We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and our allies". The two countries will march in the opening ceremony behind the same flag, and the women's ice hockey team will be the first with players from both countries.

The ministry also added that Yun reconfirmed the fact that the USA remained open to talks with North Korea over the issue of denuclearization and also agreed to communicate in order to turn the Winter Olympics event into a "virtuous cycle" with regards to solving the nuclear issue in North Korea.



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