North Korea says don't mess with us as US plans next move

The Pentagon has also dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson strike group to the Korean Peninsula.

The world should take this opportunity to join the United States, South Korea, Japan and even China in a show of unity against a regime intent on attacking another country with a nuclear weapon if provoked.

USS Ronald Reagan is now stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, according to Yonhap News Agency while the USS Nimitz is undergoing "final pre-deployment assessment" off Oregon.

15 April: North Korea puts on a huge military parade - complete with missiles - to mark 105th birthday of the nation's founding president, Kim Il-sung.

There are fears Pyongyang is preparing to carry out a sixth nuclear test.

It said possible explanations for the change are that the site has been placed in stand-by mode or Pyongyang has initiated a tactical pause "as part of an overall deception plan".

In an exclusive interview with Fox & Friends that aired on Tuesday, President Trump revealed he may not be sure who now rules North Korea.

But that is unsafe, not only because a cornered Kim might do just about anything but also because such a strike would nearly certainly invoke Article 2 of the 1961 Sino-North Korean Treaty that legally requires China to aid North Korea in case of an attack.

Mr Trump has been pressuring China, North Korea's benefactor, to help defuse the situation, but has also warned that the USA will settle the issue alone if other countries will not help.

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The review of military options is essentially "due diligence", the official said.

"I thought it was important that we went outside", Pence said.

"They've been talking with this gentleman for a long time", Trump said, apparently referencing former American presidents" negotiations with North Korea.

The relations between North Korea and the United States remain tense. But no one was predicting what might come next. North Korean soldiers watched a disturbing fake propaganda video showing missiles blowing up San Francisco.

Pence said the global community, and China in particular, should put more diplomatic and economic pressure to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear arms and missiles.

Pence told reporters Monday that Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its weapons program.

'So we'll see what happens, ' Trump said. President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a summit early April to negotiate cooperation between the two countries. Granted, China abides by legalities only when it suits them, but we don't want to take that chance, especially when working with China could avert such a disaster.

This missile launch comes at a bad time as tension on the Korean Peninsula has consistently been rising.

Tensions have escalated over North Korean moves to accelerate its arms programs, including developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States and announcing that a declared priority is to develop a hydrogen bomb.

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