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President Donald Trump has said the US stands fully behind Japan in the aftermath of North Korea's latest missile launch.

"I just want everybody to understand, and fully know, that the United States of America is behind Japan, our great ally, 100%," Mr Trump said at a news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Abe denounced the launch as "absolutely intolerable".

The missile - launched at around 7.55am local time from Banghyon air base in the western province of North Pyongan Province - flew about 310 miles east towards the Sea of Japan before it dropped into water, the South Korean defence ministry said.


It is the first time the isolated state has tested such a device since Mr Trump took office.

"It is believed that today's missile launch... is aimed at drawing global attention to the North by boasting its nuclear and missile capabilities," the South's defence ministry said in a statement.

"It is also believed that it was an armed provocation to test the response from the new US administration under President Trump."

The Pentagon said the projectile was a medium- or intermediate-range ballistic missile.

The launch never posed a threat to North America, it added, but did not state whether it believed the launch had been a success or failure.


The South Korean military said it suspected the North might have been testing a intermediate-range Musudan missile.

Last October, North Korea test-fired Musudan missiles twice from the same air base.

The North has conducted two nuclear tests and a number of missile-related tests at an unprecedented rate since early last year.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said in his New Year speech that the country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and state media have said such a launch could come at any time.

But President Trump shot back on Twitter, saying "It won't happen".

The move prompted a vow of an "overwhelming" response from US Defence Secretary James Mattis when he travelled to South Korea earlier this month.

The latest missile test comes after Mr Trump assured Mr Abe, who has been on a visit to the US, that Washington was committed to the security of its key Asian ally.

"We will work together to promote our shared interests, of which we have many, in the region, including freedom from navigation and defending against the North Korean missile and nuclear threat, both of which I consider a very, very high priority," Mr Trump said on Friday






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Post time 2017-2-13 04:16:55 |Display all floors
That's good news

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Post time 2017-2-13 04:35:59 |Display all floors
This post was edited by sfphoto at 2017-2-13 06:28

Did you know  what happened when Trump was playing golf with Abe in his Florida resorts?
Trump forgot to issue the statement supporting Japan so he asked for the press to show up.
And they did but only for a grand total of two minutes after which Trump and Abe went back to golfing.
Trump to Abe:  "Ask not what Trump can do for you but what you can do for Trump."
Abe to Trump: "How much is the membelship fees for Mar-a-Lago?"
Trump to Abe: "US$ 200K. For you Abe-San my friend, it's on me."


The Art of the Deal. Trump-style.

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Post time 2017-2-14 11:08:34 |Display all floors
I was wondering what is the real  strategic significance of north korea for China ? It should be nothing but heavy burden to China nowaday , with decreasing  the means of  geographic strategic buffer , and   increasing chaos and uncertainty  of Kim's govern. North Korea is a unpredictable , you can't speculate their behavior by reasonable analysis . This is highest risk when you face a mad man like north coreal .
  But today , I come up with a new ideal which make it sense , yes ,NK is not a geographic buffer any more , but a psychologic buffer for China .  If the USA is the beacon of liberty and democracy , the NK must be the opposite signal light . as long as NK being here . China would have such confidence and consolation in heart . yes the worst government  in the world is still here, what should I worry about ? And one day , the collapse of NK ( hope asap) would be a
great hit on China , just like the  satellite countries of USSR in 1990's .
So I can conclude that China would be  standing behind NK as long China can do . once China lose NK , it would be a big variety  to China ,  like the history always showed us.

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Post time 2017-2-14 16:31:16 |Display all floors
US President Trump loves to give assurance due to need whenever and wherever it arises. This is a fact.

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Post time 2017-2-14 16:56:19 |Display all floors
sfphoto Post time: 2017-2-13 04:35
Did you know  what happened when Trump was playing golf with Abe in his Florida resorts?
Trump forg ...

China will be supporting Japan and America over North Korea ( officially anyway)

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Post time 2017-2-14 22:03:03 |Display all floors
dusty1 Post time: 2017-2-14 16:56
China will be supporting Japan and America over North Korea ( officially anyway)

Not many countries will support NK when the time comes

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