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      KYODO NEWS KYODO NEWS – 16 hours ago

      Bangkok- The leaders of Japan, the United States, South Korea and three other countries strongly condemned Friday North Korea’s ballistic missile launch earlier in the day as they held an emergency meeting during an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit in Bangkok.

      The three other countries are Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The six nations agreed the launch is a “brazen violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions” and “totally unacceptable,” according to the Japanese and U.S. governments.

      The leaders reaffirmed a North Korean nuclear test “would be met with a strong and resolute response” and that they will boost cooperation to achieve complete denuclearization of the country, they said.


      I predicted somewhere within the last few days he would launch an ICBM.


      November 18, 20227:04 PM GMT-4Last Updated 2 hours ago
      North Korea’s Kim reveals daughter at ballistic missile test
      By Josh Smith

      SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revealed his daughter to the world for the first time on Saturday in striking photos showing the pair hand-in-hand inspecting the launch of the nuclear-armed country’s largest ballistic missile the day before.

      North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.

      The biggest surprise, however, was the presence of Kim’s daughter, whose existence had never been publicly confirmed before.



      This is the woman Trump and Bolton humiliated at Hanoi. She’s now the North Korean Foreign Minister and is still obviously close to Kim Jong-un.

      N. Korea warns of ‘fiercer’ military response to U.S. ‘extended deterrence’ to its allies
      All News 10:43 November 17, 2022

      SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s foreign minister warned Thursday that Pyongyang will take “fiercer” military actions if the United States sticks to its campaign for the strengthening of the extended deterrence to its regional allies.

      In a statement, Choe Son-hui took issue with an agreement of the leaders of South Korea, the United States and Japan earlier this week to bolster the extended deterrence capabilities, which refer to Washington’s readiness to provide Seoul with all necessary options, both nuclear and conventional, to deter aggression or provocation by the North.

      Should the North stage additional provocations, the U.S. is expected to dispatch such strategic assets as nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, submarines and long-distance nuclear bombers more frequently to and around the peninsula in a show of its force and unwavering commitment to the defense of South Korea.



      INTERVIEW ‘Seoul needs own nuclear weapons for denuclearization of Korean Peninsula’

      The first step of the “four-phase strategy” Cheong proposes is for the government to declare its intent to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if North Korea, say, conducts another nuclear weapons test, or any other event showing the development of its nuclear threat. The declaration would deter the North from proceeding and draw global attention to ― and hopefully a serious discussion over ― the issue.

      Given that its Article 10 allows members to leave if adherence to the pact would jeopardize its supreme national interests, he believes South Korea can do so without violating NPT rules.

      “The Yoon Suk-yeol administration should use this card as North Korea is now believed to be ready for its seventh nuclear weapons test to increase international pressure on the regime and strengthen justification for South Korea’s next move,” Cheong said…


      Yoon is in favor of something like this, at least stationing US nukes in South Korea.  Further escalation is going to help?

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