Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Donald Trump may visit demilitarised zone during first trip to South Korea

Donald Trump may visit demilitarised zone during first trip to South Korea

President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that policies under previous USA administrations have failed to contain the North Korean nuclear threat.

The plan included instructions on how to remove leader Kim Jong-un in the case of war.

The two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers were joined by two F-15K fighters from the South Korean military after leaving their base in Guam, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The U.S. has made clear military options remain on the table in the event of the worst outcome and Australia made it clear we are working closely with the U.S. and South Korea without having to engage in hypotheticals".

When it first opened in 2004, the Kaesong complex, located about 54 kilometers northwest of Seoul, was meant to promote inter-Korean development and give North Korean workers a taste of life in the south, including snack foods like the cakes known as Choco Pies and toiletries that were resold as luxury items in the North.

Also, a top Central Intelligence Agency official for the Korean Peninsula, said that the United States was expecting some new provocation from Kim on October 10.

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The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea and also include reports to the allies' senior commanders, Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker was quoted as saying BBC Tuesday.

In May, an investigative team inside the defence ministry announced the hack had been carried out by North Korea, but did not disclose what kind of information had been taken.

He said: "Our big concern is, with regard to North Korea, that it is very unlikely the North Korean dictatorship is ready to agree to an global agreement to renounce the building of nuclear weapons if the only agreement in the world that has allowed such a renunciation is at the same time called into question".

While Australia underscores maximum diplomatic and economic pressure when dealing with North Korea issues, Defense Minister Marise Payne also stressed Canberra will continue to work with Seoul and Washington highlighting the key is supporting regional security. Businessmen who ran souvenir shops and restaurants in the zone lost their assets to North Korea. "This positive process is worth a try", the paper said in an editorial late on Tuesday. "The Korean War is still alive in the minds of many people".

"I told my own staff October 10 is the Korean Workers Party founding day, that's Tuesday in North Korea, but that's Monday, Columbus Day holiday in the USA, so stand by your phones", Yong Suk Lee, deputy assistant director of the CIA's Korea Mission Center, told students and reporters at George Washington University.

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