Pence promotes Trump's economic plans in Japan

20 April, 2017, 08:57 | Author: Ora Austin
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has once again pledged the Trump administration's commitment to defending its allies in Asia from North Korea and any other threats.

Mr Pence said the US trade deficit has more than doubled in the five years since the US-South Korea free trade agreement began and there are too many barriers for US businesses in the country.

His comments were met with applause by the troops. Yet according to the New York Times, the Trump administration regards such measures as legitimate because the UN Security Council has banned North Korea's missile tests.

Pence pointed to reports of China turning away coal exports from North Korea as an example of the new USA strategy bearing fruit.

On Monday, Pence traveled to the tense Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, where he warned North Korea's leaders that after years of testing the US and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over".

He said that under President Donald Trump, the US will stand up to its enemies with its allies.

He said despite more than two decades of efforts by the U.S. and its allies to peacefully dismantle the North's weapon programme, "at every step of the way, North Korea answered our overtures with wilful deception, broken promises and nuclear and missile tests".

The reality is that industrial supply chains-whether in the United States, Canada and Mexico, or in Northeast Asia or Southeast Asia-span a number of countries.

But the revelation could be damaging to the U.S. position in Asia, experts say, as it feeds the idea that President Trump cannot always be taken at his word. Echoing Pence this week, he warned: "Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan".

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The bottom line, Mr. McMaster has said, is to stop the North's weapons development and make the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free.

"It's clear United States policy to develop the cybercapability to disable enemy ballistic missiles", Greg Austin, a professor at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales, told CNN on Tuesday.

"Pence insisted that the U.S.is finished with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement". A senior official at the White House blamed the error on miscommunication.

It was Pence's second stop on the trip, which will later take him to Australia and Indonesia. He will aim to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan that the USA will take appropriate steps to defend them against North Korean aggression. The regime released a video clip showing North Korean missiles passing over the Pacific and engulfing an American city in flames.

Pence arrived in Jakarta late on Wednesday from Japan where he reassured Tokyo of a US commitment to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions. The adviser spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the administration's initial understanding of the launch. Last week, he said he would not declare China a currency manipulator, pulling back from a campaign promise, as he looks for help from Beijing, which is the North's dominant trade partner. "We will see what happens!" "It was not an intercontinental ballistic missile, it failed on launch, and it shows why we're working so closely right now with the Chinese". She advised patience with China on the issue. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to expand Japan's defense role and capability in the face of North Korea's threat and China's increasing assertive maritime activity in the East and South China Seas. "That's what being undermined here with a president who thrives on unpredictability.it's going to eat away at the fundamental credibility of the USA role in Asia". After arriving in the South Korean capital, he placed a wreath at Seoul National Cemetery and then worshipped with military personnel at an Easter church service at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. "Your willingness to step forward, to serve, to stand firm without fear, inspires the nation and inspires the world".

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is on board an American aircraft carrier stationed in Japan amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.

Tensions reached a boiling point over the weekend as North Korea celebrated the 105th birthday of their founding leader Kim il-Sung.

The North regularly launches short-range missiles, but is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target USA troops in Asia and, eventually, the US mainland. "Twenty years ago, North Korea really didn't have any nuclear weapons". Recent satellite imagery suggests the country could conduct another underground nuclear test at any time.

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