North Korea telephone line may be reopened, Seoul says

South Korean president Moon Jae-in

South Korean president Moon Jae-in

Trump on Wednesday said during his meeting with South Korean President's Special Envoy Moon Jaei that he looked forward to working closely with Mon Jie-nen to resolve North Korea's nuclear issue and wants to achieve peace by North Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump is confronting an unexpected obstacle to his self-proclaimed role as the only American leader prepared to move decisively to confront challenges facing the United States, especially the threat posed by North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons.

Outsiders saw a significant technological jump in the weekend test, with the rocket apparently flying higher and for a longer time than any other such previous missile.

The United Nations Security Council has met behind closed doors to discuss tightening sanctions on North Korea after it fired its latest ballistic missile.

The North has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the programme is necessary to counter USA aggression.

"We all have to send a sign to North Korea, and that is "No more".

The pair told the AP that if the North ultimately thought it was under immediate attack or threatened, one possible scenario would be that it would first target the South Korean city of Busan, which is often used as a port by the US Navy.

"Even new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who favors a dialogue with the North and has called for dialing back the rhetoric on both sides, said on Wednesday that there is a 'high possibility" of conflict.

Japan "wants to coordinate closely with the new South Korean administration to tackle a variety of issues and establish a future-oriented relationship", Kishida told Moon. "We don't have it done yet", Haley said.

Last week, Moon and President Xi Jinping both agreed that denuclearizing North Korea was a "common goal", Moon's spokesman said.

"We believe, depending on the situation, we must either pressure the North or talk with them".

"The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation. occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea", senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan said. North Korea's testing of the new missile system may make it more hard for Moon to follow along the path of reconciliation, However, in his first key appointments Moon appointed supporters of the earlier Sunshine Policy of improving ties with the North, to the positions of prime minister and head of intelligence.

" China, too, pays great attention to the bilateral ties", Xi said in comments in front of reporters in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Offline, according to Seoul, Beijing ordered an unofficial tourism boycott of the country, with tour agencies cutting trips to South Korea. "Having a missile test is not the way to sit down with the president, because he's absolutely not going to do it", she told ABC. At maximum distance its range would be about 4,500 kilometers.

"The sense of crisis is growing toward North Korea now".

In Washington, a United States defence official said the missile fired on Sunday appeared to be a liquid-fuelled KN-17, marking what seemed to be the most successful launch of such a device.

Sunday's missile launch was the seventh such firing this year.

The launch came as troops from the U.S., Japan and two European nations gather near Guam for drills that are partly a message to North Korea.

Moon asks North to refrain from arms development before dialogue.

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