During a phone call between Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State Mr Tillerson, key issues related to Korea, Ukraine, Syria and North Korea have been discussed. Russia’s foreign ministry, said: “Lavrov underlined the inadmissibility of any escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula, to which the USA’s military preparations lead, and called for contradictions to be resolved by diplomatic means only.”
Diplomatic Solution Or The US Army Ready To Fight
General James Mattis said while President Trump is committed to finding a diplomatic solution, the US Army must “stands ready” to fight.
“It is right now a diplomatically led, economic-sanction buttressed effort to try to turn North Korea off this path. Now what does the future hold? Neither you nor I can say, so there is one thing the US Army can do.”
North Korea Ready To Do Another Missile Test
If South Korea is to believe, there is an intense speculation of a possible ballistic missile test by the North Korea as it marks a key anniversary. North Korea often uses provocative tests to mark key historical commemorations and the country is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party today.
A spokesman for the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said its military was closely monitoring the movements of the North Korean army and maintaining full readiness.
Consistent movements of personnel and equipment were being detected in certain locations in the North, Yonhap news agency reported, suggesting that preparations for another weapons test might be underway.
A front-page editorial carried by the Rodong Sinmun newspaper to mark the party anniversary read as follows: “We must complete the construction of the national nuclear force by thoroughly upholding the party’s byungjin policy. We must hold high the banner of the great byungjin policy to accelerate the final victory in the anti-America Armageddon.”