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International News
Pence: US 'ready for any eventuality' on N.Korea
 
(Feb 8, 2018): Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday the United States was "ready for any eventuality" with regard to North Korea and warned that "all options were on the table" to deal with Pyongyang's threats.

Speaking to US and Japanese troops at the Yokota Air Base outside Tokyo, Pence vowed to continue the "maximum pressure campaign" on North Korea in a bid to force Pyongyang to give up its nuclear missile programme.

Pence's trip to Asia comes amid an apparent thaw on the Korean peninsula, spurred by North Korea's participation in what is being hailed the "peace" Olympics in Pyeongchang in the South.

But he struck a tough tone, citing a string of rights abuses and stressing: "Those who dare threaten us would do well not to underestimate the capabilities of the armed forces of the United States.

"Let the world know, from here in Yokota Air Base and beyond, we are ready for any eventuality.

"Let our adversaries know: All options are on the table and the American armed forces and self-defence forces of Japan will be ready to defend our people and our way of life."

Any provocation, including any use of nuclear weapons, would result in a "response that is rapid, overwhelming and effective", he vowed.

On Wednesday, Pence announced Washington would soon impose the "toughest" sanctions yet against the "rogue regime" in North Korea.

He also said Pyongyang would not be allowed to "hijack" the Games in Pyeongchang to distract the world from its military build-up and nuclear weapons programmes.

After addressing the troops, Pence will fly to South Korea to attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

He has not directly ruled out holding a meeting with officials from North Korea, which is expected to send Kim Yong Nam, the ceremonial head of state and sister of leader Kim Jong Un.

Nevertheless, according to state news agency KCNA, the North has no intention of meeting US officials during the Games -- but did not rule it out either.(AFP)


For the first time in 226, woman to lead the NYSE
Now, it's India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank
Afghanistan blast: 16 killed, 38 wounded in southern Kandahar province
Venezuelan Prez Nicolas Maduro wins re-election
Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
Cuba: 110 died in plane crash, 3 survivors 'critical'
The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle declared husband and wife
8 killed in explosions at Afghanistan stadium
Passenger plane with at least 104 on board crashes in Cuba: state media
Trump offers Kim no toppling pledge for giving up nukes
Royal wedding: Prince Charles to walk Meghan down aisle
Malaysian Police raid former PM Najib Razak's residences
LHC rejects petition asking treason case against Nawaz Sharif
Melania Trump undergoes surgery for 'benign kidney condition'
Chinese hail 'hero' pilot who landed with broken cockpit window
US opens Jerusalem embassy amid death of 52 protesters
Chinese double amputee finally summits Everest, decades after first bid
Pakistan prevents US diplomat from leaving country
Philippine chief justice Sereno, Duterte's critic, removed
PM Modi, KP Oli Jointly Inaugurate Janakpur-Ayodhya Direct Bus Service
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
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Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
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Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
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NATIONAL NEWS
No charges for cancelling flight tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal
 (New Delhi, May 22, 2018):In a comforting piece of news for air passengers, the government on
Gowda says he is not opposed to Shivakumar being made minister
Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Review Of Verdict In Judge Loya Death Case
BJP now down to 272 Lok Sabha seats from 2014 tally of 282
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