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Kerry Visits South Korea followed by Japan and China

Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by in Headlines, Headlines Featured

John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, on Friday arrived in South Korea traveling into an area bracing for another possible missile test by North Korea

John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, on Friday arrived in South Korea traveling into an area bracing for another possible missile test by North Korea

April 12, 2013 - John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, on Friday arrived in South Korea traveling into an area bracing for another possible missile test by North Korea. His presence alone might push Pyongyang to seek another provocative headline.

In a Seoul, South Korea news conference, Kerry said that North Korea would not receive world acceptance as a nuclear power and that Pyongyang’s current rhetoric is not acceptable.

Kerry also said the U.S. would defend its allies if it necessary. He told reporters at the news conference the United States was prepared to have talks with the North Koreans, but only if Pyongyang was ready to become denuclearized.

Kerry’s trip was the start of four days in East Asia of talks amid current speculation that the unpredictable regime in North Korea would launch a missile that is designed to go as far as Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific. Kerry’s trip to East Asia includes a visit to both Japan and China.

Kerry was quick to point out that China could help the current situation as it has the ability to make a huge difference by applying pressure on the North Koreans.

The North Koreans like to draw attention to themselves, and having Kerry in the region will provide a great deal of that. Another date that could cause provocation is April 15 it will be the birthday of Kim Il Sung the deceased founder of North Korea.

The trip by Kerry coincides with a new report from U.S. intelligence that says North Korea has made advancements with its nuclear knowhow and at this time could attach a nuclear warhead to a ballistic missile.

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