Given the always-present tensions in this region, it's no surprise U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Seoul was all about security.
John Kerry: 'More forceful ways' may be needed with North Korea
- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. may need "more forceful ways" of dealing with North Korea if it develops an intercontinental ballistic missile that threatens America.
Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy, Kerry said nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea's "reckless dictator" Kim Jong Un pose one of the most serious national security challenges to the United States.
He said the aim should be resuming talks on denuclearization that could open the way to economic assistance for North Korea, sanctions relief and a formal peace on the divided Korean Peninsula.
But Kerry said if the North persists in developing the long-range missile it "drags the United States into an immediate threat situation to which we may then have to find other ways, more forceful ways of having an impact on the choices that he is making." Kerry didn't elaborate.(Excerpt) Read more at: dailymail.co.uk ...
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