Korea issues direct criticism on China amid nuke dispute

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched the ground jet test of a Korean-style high-thrust engine newly developed by the Academy of the National Defence Science

"In cases where USA citizens are reported to be detained in North Korea, we work with the Swedish Embassy, which serves as the United States' Protecting Power in North Korea".

Trump also spoke on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed "how best to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea", the White House said.

North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country.

China has sought a dual-track approach toward North Korea's problems, saying that peace treaty talks between the North and the US should be proceeded in tandem with negotiations on denuclearization.

North Korea, which has been criticised for its human rights record, has in the past used detained Americans to extract high-profile visits from the USA, with which it has no formal diplomatic relations. The resolution states that the global community will respond to future North Korean nuclear and missile tests with stronger measures.

According to Tillerson, Washington and Moscow were working to see if trust could be rebuilt by starting one issue at a time.

China was accused of turning three provinces of north east China into an "anti-North Korea frontline", and allowing South Korean intelligence to conduct "abduction and terror at the Sino-North Korea border under the disguise of religious and business people".

Pyongyang had acted as a buffer between Beijing and Washington since the Korean War in the 1950s and "contributed to protecting peace and security of China", it said, adding that its ally should "thank the DPRK for it".

The U.S. State Department had no comment Wednesday on Kim's detention, citing privacy concerns.


The U.S. Pacific Command said Tuesday it sent the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Cheyenne to the U.S. Navy base at Sasebo, Japan.

"The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program, which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is", the commentary said.

North Korea's official news agency leapt into overdrive Wednesday, accusing Chinese politicians and journalists of fomenting trouble and outright "betrayal".

But ties have begun to fray in recent years, with China increasingly exasperated by the North's nuclear antics, fearful of a regional crisis.

This is what the council did in 2013 in response to North Korea's first launch of a long-range rocket, using ballistic missile technology, in 2012.

DPRK is the acronym for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The White House promptly told the press that conditions were not right yet. It has conducted two nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests since the beginning of 2016.

Trump warned in an interview with Reuters on Thursday a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible, while China has said the Korean situation could slip out of control.

Related News:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers' 2017 NFL Draft Results

    He led the Big Ten with 11.5 sacks and paced the Badgers' defense in tackles for loss (15.5) and quarterback hurries (13). The opening round of the 2017 NFL Draft is now history and the Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen and anointed T.J.
    Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to sister's funeral

    Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to sister's funeral

    At the time of Rondo's benching, Hoiberg said he was looking for more speed in the Bulls' game. But they did more than just win one game. "We knew their stuff, just like they knew ours".
    Texas Sanctuary City Bill One Step Closer to Passage

    Texas Sanctuary City Bill One Step Closer to Passage

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas said it would "promote racial profiling based on appearance, background and accent". In the morning, dozens gathered in protests inside and outside the state capitol, including Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
  • Spanish Springs Alum, Prendergast Heading to NCAA Regionals

    Spanish Springs Alum, Prendergast Heading to NCAA Regionals

    The final six teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships, along with the top three individuals from each site. Eighty-eight percent of women's golf teams were selected to compete in the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals.
    R. Kelly sued by man who claims singer seduced his wife

    R. Kelly sued by man who claims singer seduced his wife

    The years-long affair allegedly caused an alienation of affection, and Bryant is seeking compensatory and punitive damages . Kelly would have a concert in a nearby state, Childress would disappear to unite with her lover", the lawsuit alleges.

    Nintendo Switch Is Predicted to Be More Profitable Than Wii Console

    This was a start, but it's arguable that things didn't really kick off until the eShop came to fruition on 3DS and Wii U. So, if you are longing to get one Nintendo Switch console, you still have a chance to grab one at any of these outlets.
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Ducks at Oilers

    Defenseman Kevin Bieksa isn't expected back in the Ducks' lineup until late in the second-round series, if it gets that far. In the other dressing room, the Oilers know what it's like after you steal a game in the opposing team's rink.
    Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

    Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

    The Turkish president also said he would present Trump with alleged proof that the Kurdish forces are terrorist organizations. The US has been complaining that Turkey has been carrying out attacks without any coordination with their coalition partners.
    Mariah Carey's Son Loses His First Tooth -- See the Adorable Moment

    Mariah Carey's Son Loses His First Tooth -- See the Adorable Moment

    He called Mariah Carey and "amazing mother" and his "dream girl". "I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me". Safe to say Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon will again be spending some time together with or without their twins.
  • Titans sit out 2nd round, then trade up for wide receiver

    Titans sit out 2nd round, then trade up for wide receiver

    The Titans have veteran Rishard Matthews coming off a career season, and Tajae Sharpe started 10 games as a rookie. Tennessee has been seeking more weapons for Mariota as the quarterback heads into his third season as a pro.
    Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

    Trump to sign order creating accountability office at VA

    Coleman said he was retaliated against by Phoenix VA directors, and hopes that retaliation will soon be made a punishable offense. Shulkin acknowledged that there will be an additional cost to this office, stating that it is an important responsibility.
    Cooper Tire misses Street 1Q forecasts

    Cooper Tire misses Street 1Q forecasts

    The company also released its Europe, Middle East, and Africa segment earnings , as well as its Asia Pacific segment earnings . Cooper Tire had cash and cash equivalents of $365 million as of Mar 31, 2017, down from $434 million as of Mar 31, 2016.


Most liked

Deshaun Watson has chance to win early with Texans
The draft-day trade may not be too big of a price for the Texans , especially if Watson proves to be a solid starter. Houston Texans first round draft pick Deshaun Watson poses with a jersey during a press conference at NRG Stadium.

Joey Logano claims Monster Energy Series victory at Richmond
Crew chief Paul Wolfe , who would be suspended otherwise, can work the next two upcoming races until that appeal is heard. Hamlin and Harvick beat him off pit road during the caution that started the third stage and second half of the race.

Kelly Ripa to announce her new 'Live with Kelly' co-host
Ripa shared a video of herself sipping from a Live with Kelly mug with a question mark drawn on it, saying, "Tune in tomorrow". Sources told Variety that Ripa's co-host will not be from most frequent guest hosts who appeared for almost a year.

Trump To Spend Day 100 In Office Talking Tough On Trade
He blamed Democrats for the legislative failures so far and said all of his promises would be kept eventually. President Trumpgave his speech at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg .

Tre'Davious White: Tre'Davious White selected 27th overall
The Bills acknowledged what everyone knew - that this was a deep draft for defensive talent. McDermott said he also felt good about the character of White off the field.

Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station
Moorman said the agency decided it was time to expedite the work rather than stick to the timetable of scheduled upgrades. New staff is also being added to boost track maintenance and other rail services, he said.

Threat From the North: Seoul Seeks More Anti-Missile Radars
Also today, South Korea started installing key parts of a contentious USA defense system against missiles from North Korea. Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for "restraint" regarding North Korea in a telephone conversation with Trump.

Jeff Goldblum takes over food truck for a day
Based on the events of Jurassic World , it sounds like Cromwell's Lockwood will have a bone to pick with B.D. Wu, who helped create the Indominus Rex that essentially destroyed the fully-functional park .

Steelers pick hometown cancer survivor Conner
Watt is asking Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to treat his little brother, first-round pick T.J. It wouldn't surprise me if Watt became an above-average contributor for a playoff team as a rookie.

Roseanne Barr Says 'Of Course I Want to Do' a 'Roseanne' Reboot
However, the sentimental choice would be for the show to end up on ABC given that the network was Roseanne's original home. The announcement comes after John Goodman and Sara Gilbert recently staged a small reunion on an episode of The Talk .

Bengal jetty collapse toll rises to 13
Local people dived into the choppy waters and rescued 18 people, who were later taken to the Chandernagore Government Hospital. Senior officials said that most of the people had been rescued and there was little chance of the death toll increasing.

Showers, thunderstorms possible throughout the weekend
Friday is expected to remain dry, with just a few passing clouds as we hit an expected high of about 80 degrees this afternoon . Temperatures will climb into the low and mid 80s under a partly sunny sky, but showers and storms are possible after sunset.

US spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn's rings
Cassini captured data and images as it flew through the gap, and transmitted them back to Earth after contact was re-established. Cassini's closest approach to Saturn came at a distance of about 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops.

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Scoffs At Inmate Allegations
In other developments, a MA judge scheduled arguments on a request to vacate Hernandez's conviction in the Lloyd case. Kennedy is one of the three people Aaron left notes to before taking his own life in a MA prison cell on April 19.

Report says more drivers killed in crashes are on drugs, not drunk
MI is addressing that problem under a drugged driving pilot program signed into law by governor Snyder previous year . The majority of OH motorists now fear drugged drivers more than drunk drivers, according to a AAA survey.