We will solve the North Korea problem with or without China: Trump
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 12-Apr-2017

Pyongyang, April 12: North Korea to take action against United states at any sign of American aggression to them. U.S. Navy strike group steamed towards the western Pacific - a force U.S. President Donald Trump described as an ‘armada’. North Korea earlier said that they are prepared to respond to any U.S. aggression.Korean peninsula concerns that isolated North Korea may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test. After Washington said at the weekend it was diverting the aircraft carrier strike group Carl Vinson towards the Korean peninsula in a show of force had increased the tension amongst the Korean peninsula.

"We are sending powerful armada. We have powerful submarines which are far more powerful than the aircraft carrier ", said Trump.

Trump while referring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said “He is doing the wrong thing.” North Korean’s revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements with their nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theatre but also in the U.S. mainland.

The strike group heading towards Korea includes the nuclear-powered flagship aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, two destroyers and a cruiser. Such a strike group is generally accompanied by submarines although the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) does not normally publicize this.

U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said that she is just on her way up there because that is where we thought it was most prudent to have her at this time.  She added that the deployment was not tied to a specific event but a matter of prudence. Trump had put North Korea clearly on notice that he would not tolerate certain actions but dismissed Pyongyang's nuclear attack threat. He said I think there is no evidence that North Korea has that capability at this time". He added "Threatening something that you don't have the capability of isn't really a threat".

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, two of them last year and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States, presenting Trump with perhaps his most pressing security headache. North Korea organized a Supreme People's Assembly session one of the twice-yearly sessions attended by leader Kim Jong-un and reported a successful national budget execution and personnel appointments.

South Korea's acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn including a possible nuclear test warned of greater provocations by North Korea given a meeting of the country's Supreme People's Assembly and upcoming national anniversaries. He ordered the military to intensify monitoring and ensure close communication with Washington.

Trump said a trade deal between China and the United States would be far better for them if they solved the North Korea problem. He tweeted "If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!"

“We believe that it is highly important to move towards denuclearisation to maintain peace and stability, and it’s time that different sides sit down to talk about achieving these objectives,” said China’s UN ambassador, Liu Jieyi. When asked about Trump linking a trade deal to China’s help with North Korea, Liu Jieyi answered “We need to look at the situation on the Korean Peninsula as something that we should work together on”.

South Korean officials sought to quell social media talk of an impending crisis and Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun urged people not to get blinded by exaggerated assessment of the security situation.

North Korea's foreign ministry said the approach of the U.S. Navy strike group showed Washington's reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase. They will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend them by the powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by them.

Russia's Foreign Ministry, ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said "We are really worried about what Washington has in mind for North Korea after it hinted at the possibility of a unilateral military scenario".

China and South Korea agreed on Monday to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea if it carried out nuclear or long-range missile tests, a senior official in Seoul said.

On Tuesday, a fleet of North Korean cargo ships headed home, mostly fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal, sources with direct knowledge of the trade said. China banned all imports of North Korean coal, the country's most important export, for which Washington has questioned how well the sanction was being implemented.