Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

Pence to visit mosque in Indonesian capital

Vice President Mike Pence, while in South Korea, yesterday, where he visited the DMZ among other places, issued fresh warnings against Pyongyang, which were met with equally belligerent language from North Korea. On Wednesday, Pence is scheduled to visit the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base and give a lecture in Tokyo.

The American vice president is on a 10-day trip to Asia that has been dominated by the North Korea issue. With the free trade agreement in mind, Pence clarified the US stance of shifting to focusing on bilateral talks to pursue USA interests.

"We'll pursue trade that is both free and fair", Pence said during remarks at a USA business chamber gathering in Seoul.

The Trump administration has said that it is reviewing all options on North Korea, including those involving military action, but Defense Secretary James Mattis is also underscoring the need for a non-military solution.

"We are with you 100 percent", he said, adding that the U.S.

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During a meeting at the White House on Thursday, Trump said that North Korea "is a problem" that will be "taken care of". Pence's visit, full of Cold War symbolism, came amid increasing tensions and heated rhetoric on the Korean Peninsula.

The US trade deficit with South Korea in 2016 amounted to $27.6 billion.

China has recently shown "tangible indications" that it is cooperating with the U.S.to turn up the pressure on Pyongyang, a senior State Department official said Monday.

"As the President says, it's time for them to behave, to listen to the world community and to set aside their nuclear ambitions, their ballistic missile ambitions, and be willing to join the family of nations", Mr Pence told CNN.

Pence will also seek to assure Japanese businesses that Trump's "America First" rhetoric will not affect trade and business relations with the US.

A plan to move 50,000 American troops and their families now in South Korea away from the North Korean border is a top priority, said Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent.

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"U.S. policy is to continue to work diligently with Japan and other countries, including China, to bring economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime in North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) until the country abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs", Pence told an assembly of US servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel.

Pence also said the US would protect freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the sea lanes vital to global shipping where China has been staking claim to disputed territory.

Thornton also said that the THAAD installation, a decision finalized by the Park administration in July of 2016, is a "purely defensive deployment" made necessary due to "imminent threats from North Korea" against South Korea and the US troops deployed in the region.

Pence heads for Indonesia later on Wednesday. North Korea has scoffed at the idea of military intervention by outside nations to stop their nuclear testing.

I asked, if the United States successfully helped liberate East Germany from the oppression of communism then, couldn't or shouldn't the United States help liberate North Korea now?

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