What US options are 'on the table' with North Korea?

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     KIM JONG-UN North Korea has shocked the world with missile launches in 2017

Statements from dictator Kim Jong-un's government often do not name countries specifically, but in a bid to show he is serious, the foreign ministry said the U.S. and the South Korean "puppet forces" will be hit before they can "fire even a single bullet" at North Korea.

In the highest-level face-to-face meeting between the US and Chinese governments since President Donald Trump took office, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping publicly avoided thorny issues and stressed the importance of cooperation.

"Both sides discussed a wide range of diplomatic and security issues, including THAAD, North Korea and China policy", the official said on condition of anonymity.

Last Saturday North Korea launched another missile test and a speech by the North President saying that the whole world will whiteness our victory and the history will remember the revolution that had happened this day.

These destabilizing events are occurring as North Korea steadily moves toward the deployment of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles capable of striking not only South Korea and Japan but also US territory.

He also said the United States would not pursue former President Barack Obama's principle of "strategic patience" in the face of nuclear threats by North Korea.

Under dictatorial leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has pushed to expand its missile capabilities while regularly threatening the United States, South Korea and the West at large.

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Secretary of State Tillerson is proving to be a man of few words.

A spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's administration and stressed that his country would not halt its ever-growing nuclear program. "All of the indications point to the fact that North Korea is making progress, as they declared". One would be large-scale environmental contamination, affecting all of North Korea.

The concept of such a "future Korea" dialogue is unlikely to be floated in the Korea policy review the Trump administration is reportedly undertaking. "All options are on the table", he said after visiting the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea.

It might have been just a coincidence in the raging battle of threats and displays of military might in and around the Korean Peninsula.

The South Korean embassy told its nationals residing in China, or travelling there for the game, to take extra caution and avoid inflaming passions.

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