Japan and the United States have taken issue with South Korean President Moon Jae-in's decision to continue providing humanitarian aid to North Korea outside of U.N. -approved sanctions to protest Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
South Korea expects more provocative acts by North Korea next month, to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean communist party and China's all-important Communist Party Congress.
Special Presidential Advisor suggests that a secret envoy be sent to PyongyangDuring a lecture marking the October 4 inter-Korean summit statement, Moon Chung-in said that North Korea-US dialogue and inter-Korean dialogue were essential to overcome the crisis on the Korean Peninsula that has been caused by the recent tense standoff between North Korea and the US. "We will make North Korea realize that it has no future should it try to face the rest of the world with nukes", he said.
The North Korean workers were seen buying pills, including Viagra, at a pharmacy in Kuwait ahead of their departure, according to the Chosun.
Expulsion of North Korean diplomats has been among the measures countries have taken against the reclusive state since its latest nuclear test.
South Korean lawmakers said Chung had told them the United States and South Korea had agreed on the rotational deployment of USA strategic assets to South Korea, possibly as soon as year-end. "That's just 35 miles from North Korea's border".
Daines outlined what South Korea faces every day.
Malaysia banned citizens from traveling to North Korea, citing the escalating tension on the Korean peninsula.
"The claim from North Korea is absolutely absurd", Daines continued.
The sources said it appeared that China was trying to drive a wedge in relations between South Korea, Japan and the United States by highlighting Seoul's hopes of keeping the door for dialogue open with North Korea.