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Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis

Moon made his comments hours after South Korea, which hosts 28,500 USA troops, said it wanted to reopen a channel of dialogue with North Korea as Moon seeks a two-track policy, involving sanctions and talks, to try to rein in its neighbour.

Haley previously indicated that new sanctions could target oil, a critical import for North Korea mainly from China, and she said Tuesday the US also wants sanctions on organizations and businesses in countries that are helping Pyongyang.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in visited on Wednesday the Ministry of National Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was briefed on the current military situation in the country.

"(President Trump) talked about sanctions on North Korea and cooperative relations with China.

Thousands of citizens gathered on Thursday to cheer on the scientists over the successful launch of Hwasong 12, the medium-range missile fired on Sunday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

"Well, I think you first have to get into Kim Jong-un's head, you know, which is he's in a state of paranoia", Haley, the United States' ambassador to the United Nations, said on "This Week," about the North Korean leader.

Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following North Korea's latest missile test at the weekend, Haley said she believed the United States and others would agree with North Korea's neighbor and ally China on how to respond to the launch.

Relations between Beijing and Seoul, strained by disagreement over South Korea's hosting of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, have taken on a more conciliatrory tone with the election earlier this month of President Moon Jae-in.

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North Korea claimed that the test proved that it had developed a missile with the capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead".

President Moon's envoy to China, former Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan, landed in Beijing Thursday with a letter from President Moon to deliver to China President Xi Jinping.

Ties between the countries have plunged over the deployment in South Korea of a USA missile defense system called THAAD.

Clashes between residents and police over the deployment of an advanced USA anti-missile system highlight a divisive issue ahead of South Korea's presidential election on May 9. The threat from Pyongyang presents US President Donald Trump with one of his greatest security challenges.

China and South Korea have acknowledged that their relations and cooperation on halting North Korea's nuclear weapons program are important.

China's Foreign Ministry, in a later statement on its website, said Wang "fully explained" China's position on THAAD and asked South Korea to handle China's reasonable concerns appropriately.

Moon has sent envoys to the United States, China, Japan and the European Union this week in what the government has called "pre-emptive diplomacy".


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