The US vice president arrived by helicopter to a US military base in South Korea next to the DMZ border with the hermit state, just one day after the North launched a missile that blew up almost immediately.
But according to reports, Pence is expected to move inside the DMZ “shortly” during his visit to Camp Bonifas.
Mike Pence will visit the demilitarised zone
North Korea May Be Preparing a Nuclear Test for Kim Il-Sung’s Birthday
Fri, April 14, 2017
North Korea has begun preparing festivities for the 'Day of the Sun,' a holiday celebrating communist leader Kim Il-Sung
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Military officers visit the birthplace of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, a day before the 105th anniversary of his birth, in Mangyongdae, just outside Pyongyang
The failed launch by North Korea occurred as Pence was en route to Seoul, the first stop on a four-nation Asia tour.
Mr Trump’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General HR McMaster, has now vowed “all our options are on the table” as he warned the situation with the rogue state was “coming to a head”.
Mr McMaster said: “All our options are on the table, undergoing refinement and further development.
“The President has made clear that he will not accept the United States and its allies and partners in the region being under threat from this hostile regime with nuclear weapons.
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Mike Pence will visit the DMZ as part of his Asian tour
"We are working together with our allies and partners and with the Chinese leadership to develop a range of options.
"This latest missile test just fits into a pattern of provocative and destabilising and threatening behaviour on the part of the North Korean regime.”
More to follow.