Trump says he'll meet Putin to talk North Korea

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The president joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan on Sunday and Monday, enjoying a casual burger lunch and golf - and discussing the nuclear crisis.

Mr McMaster said President Trump would urge countries with the most influence over Pyongyang to "convince its leaders that the pursuit of nuclear weapons is a dead end" and that it must denuclearise.

The Congressman raised doubts about the ways in which Trump has dealt with the growing threat from the Kim regime.

On Sept. 3, the North also conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test by detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb that could be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. "We will not stand for that, the era of strategic patience is over".

"Well I think [China] viewing us very, very strong, and also very friendly". As soon as he set foot on the Yokota Air Base west of Tokyo, Japan, the president made his primary agenda behind his visit clear.

Putin and Trump first met at a G20 summit in Hamburg in July, but relations between Moscow and Washington have since soured following further allegations of Russian meddling in the US election.

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities... every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us. It was not pleasant", he further added, VOA News reported.

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"By warmly welcoming President Trump as our guest, we'll use this opportunity to take our alliance beyond the comprehensive one and toward an even greater alliance", Park told reporters at Cheong Wa Dae.

Trump's marathon trip comes with the North Korea crisis at fever pitch, as U.S. bombers fly sorties over the Korean peninsula and fears mount of another Pyongyang missile test. "The only and one way for checking his rash act is to tame him with absolute physical power", KCNA's report said.

The Pentagon made the assessment in a letter to two House members who asked about "expected casualty assessments in a conflict with North Korea", including civilians and USA troops in South Korea, Japan and Guam, according to the daily.

A key USA ally, South Korea is home to more than 50 million people. "Then its regret is too late".

While repeatedly calling for dialogue to resolve the issue, China has also signed up for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions against North Korea. Trump has criticized the deal as a source of the US trade deficit with South Korea, an argument officials there dismiss. This is part of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's efforts to sever ties so that North Korea can not financially benefit from the very countries it threatened to destroy.

At the very least, millions of people would die in this sort of war. "They're high-ranking employees who have been linked to North Korea's nuclear and missile development program as well as the North's foreign exchange procurement efforts".