Japan PM: North Korea May be Capable of Sarin-loaded Missiles

Bong Cha was born and raised in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. These celebrations coincide with increased tension in the peninsula after the United States responded to the latest North Korean missile launch by sending a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier towards the peninsula, said the report.

US Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive in South Korea on Sunday as part of a 10-day Asian tour.

Trump also said his administration will not label China a currency manipulator in the Treasury Department's semi-annual report on currency practices of major trading partners which is due out on Friday, backing away from a campaign promise. "I have really gotten to like and respect.President Xi", said Trump. There has been widespread speculation that North Korea would celebrate those occasions with either a sixth nuclear test or the ICBM launch it's always been working towards.

"The "mother of all bombs" was meant to show the power of US forces to North Korea", said Kaneo Ogino, director at foreign exchange research firm Global-info Co in Tokyo.

Additionally, North Korea is preparing tests for ballistic missile use that can fire upwards of 800 km, which could reach South Korea.

Asian stocks were lower on Friday as investors in the region had many reasons to worry about rising geopolitical tensions and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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"There has been no unusual activity so far", said Roh Jae-chun, a spokesman for the country's joint chiefs of staff.

But as the most likely target for retaliatory strikes by the North, South Korea are urging dialogue in the case of any North missile/weapons test.

Trump also repeated that trade concessions could be on the table for more cooperation on North Korea. "He's going to be the one able to control the North Korean". However, in recent months, even Beijing has expressed its wariness at the antics of the hermit kingdom.

The United States has warned that its policy of "strategic patience" is over.

"Lately, tensions have risen, " Wang said, adding "if a war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no victor". "The precarious situation deserves our attention and concern", he added.

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