North Korea issued another stern warning to the U.S. as drills continue between South Korean and U.S. forces. On Wednesday, a spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said threats of a preemptive war against Pyongyang have made future war unavoidable on the Korean peninsula.
President Trump is set to make a big announcement on trade once he returns to the White House on Wednesday. This comes after he met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila.
President Trump is confident in the strength of his negotiating position for upcoming talks with Asian leaders.
North Korea is once again threatening to attack Guam. The country’s state-run media issued a warning Wednesday, saying its missile launch over Japan Tuesday was a preview for a planned strike on the U.S. territory. Meanwhile, South Korea and Japan agreed to significantly increase the pressure on Pyongyang, demanding even stricter U.N. sanctions against North Korea.
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to boost defense efforts in the face of the North Korean nuclear menace.