The United States has ignited a bitter war of words over North Korea
The hardline message from the United States Government was sent earlier this month when the two countries met and discussed North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions.
But after the details leaked out, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Sugar fired back on Wednesday that no such such talks had taken place and the report was fake news.
He said: “There are no facts like that. I’d clearly like to deny the report.”
Adding: “But Japan and the U.S. have closely coordinated policies by exchanging views at various levels.”
According to sources, a State Department Official said Donald Trump planned to address the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping when they met in Mar-a-lago last weekend.
However, China fears that any hostile actions from America towards North Korea could result in Kin Jong Un retaliating by striking both South Korea and Japan.
Donald Trump planned to address the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping last weekend
Donald Trump appears to be making his position known on North Korea a report by The Wall Street Journal said.
Last Thursday, he talked with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and told him that all options were on the table.
Mr Abe, meanwhile, is negotiating his own deals amid the US-North Korea tensions and has asked the US to help rescue Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea decades ago.
Kim Jong Un’s Government has carried out a series of missile tests
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Both the United States and Japan are growing tired of North Korea’s provocation on nuclear development – which could deliver a missile to continental America.
Kim Jong Un’s Government has carried out a series of missile tests, and satellite imagery suggests that it will launch its sixth nuclear tests imminently.
The US will band together with Japan for a joint military drill towards the Korean Peninsula in a bid to display its military might on carrier ships and prevent further missile tests by the secretive state.
China fears that any hostile actions from America towards North Korea could result in a strike back
Sources told The Japan Times that the Maritime Self Defense Force will land helicopters on US ships and vice versa to test its ability to respond to a crisis.
But the drills could be seen as a snub to China, which is locked in a territorial dispute with Tokyo over the Japanese controlled Senaku Islands in the East China Sea.
Forbidden photographs depict the true North Korean army
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While tourists are able to visit North Korea as part of a controlled tour group, they are asked by their handlers to never take photographs of soldiers. These pictures taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue show the reality of military service in the secretive state
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