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US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills

13 November 2017

The drills began in waters off South Korea's eastern coast.

The United States has been sending its strategic assets, also including long-range bombers, to the region more frequently for patrols or drills amid accelerating North Korean efforts to expand its nuclear weapons program.

It is the first such USA triple-carrier drill in the region for a decade.

The Asian giant is keeping the economically unstable nation financially afloat, and Trump has claimed China "can fix this problem easily - and quickly" by using its influence over the hermit state.

Kim's regime has continued to carry out nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite widespread worldwide condemnation and a series of crippling sanctions aimed at strangling the state's cash sources.

This isn't the first time Trump and Kim have traded barbs.

One of Trump's tweets read: "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old, ' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"

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Mr Gahlot said the authorities are ready to roll it out immediately if the exemptions are granted. "The odd-even will go on. The NGT also said, "It is most worrying that there is absolute non cooperation between various departments of government".

On Tuesday, during a speech, he said: "Do not underestimate us".

In the first comments on Mr Trump's visit by a North Korean official, a Pyongyang foreign ministry spokesman said it was a "warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid" North Korea of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence, the state-run KCNA news agency reported.

At a summit in Seoul Tuesday, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In agreed to increase the deployment of United States military assets around the Korean peninsula to step up pressure on the North.

Earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump reiterated firm commitment to achieving denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and working towards a solution through dialogue and negotiation.

Trump sent out the tweet after he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam.

Lee said Korea depends on a strong partnership with the U.S.in part because of its "very unique" geopolitical position close to world powers Japan and China and the communist regime of North Korea.

Beijing fears that squeezing Pyongyang too hard could cause the regime to collapse, sending an influx of refugees across its border and placing the USA army at its doorstep.

US, S. Korea begin joint Naval drills