WAR DRUMS: China warns war could break out ‘at any moment’ over North Korea
Latest on the geopolitical frontstark warnings from the US. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it was necessary to prevent the situation on the Korean peninsula from going down “an irreversible route”.
Earlier, North Korea’s vice foreign minister blamed President Donald Trump for escalating tensions through his tweets and expansion of military exercises, saying the US was becoming “more vicious and more aggressive” under his leadership than it had been under President Barack Obama. “We will go to war if they choose,” Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press. “Whatever comes from US politicians, if their words are designed to overthrow the DPRK system and government, we will categorically reject them,” he said. The US has sent an aircraft carrier to waters off the peninsula and is conducting its biggest-ever joint military exercises with South Korea. READ MORE
forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said. “The Trump administration, which made a surprise guided cruise-missile strike on Syria on April 6, has entered the path of open threat and blackmail,” the statement added. The General Staff noted that, American military bases in the Pacific, Guam, the island of Okinawa, which hosts the bulk of US troops in Japan, as well as the US mainland, are all within reach of North Korea’s strategic missiles. READ MORE
actions similar to what happened on April 7, and which have serious ramification not only for regional, but also global security,” he added. Lavrov was referring to the Tomahawk missile barrage fired by the US Navy at a Syrian airbase in Homs province. Washington ordered the attack after accusing Damascus of launching a chemical weapons attack at a rebel-held town in Idlib province from that airbase. Russia condemned the move, saying the US hadn’t offered any proof to pin the alleged chemical weapons incident on the Syrian Army. READ MORE
“Japan wants to dispatch several destroyers as the Carl Vinson enters the East China Sea.” The source added that he had direct knowledge of the military operation. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force may conduct helicopter landings on each other’s ships, as well as communication drills as the US fleet passes through its waters. The tubby tyrant has warned the US that it will nuke American heartland and its bases in the area if they see any signs of aggression. MORE
The troops, from the 47th group army of the Ninth Armoured Brigade, have been instructed to be ready to move to the border as a result of global tensions. US warfleet, the Carl Vinson is scheduled to be joined by Japanese war ships in the Korean peninsula as Kim Jong-un is facing military action on multiple fronts. But the tubby tyrant responded in defiant fashion, vowing to nuke the fleet at any sign of aggression. READ MORE
he was having dinner in Florida with the President of China, Xi Jinping. Trump’s attack on Syria had little to do with chemical weapons. It was, above all, to show his detractors and doubters in Washington’s war-making institutions – the Pentagon, the CIA, the Congress – how tough he was and prepared to risk a war with Russia. He had spilled blood in Syria, a Russian protectorate; he was surely now on the team. The attack was also meant to say directly to President Xi, his dinner guest: this is how we deal with those who challenge the top dog. READ MORE