Pence Threatens North Korea

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Pence Threatens North Korea

by Stephen Lendman

In Tokyo during his East Asia tour, Pence told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe America is with Japan "100 per cent" in challenging Pyongyang.

Saying "all options are on the table," he demanded denuclearization of the Korean peninsula – what Kim Jong-un and other government officials won't ever accept as long as America remains an existential threat.

Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said his government will "be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis" – threatening "all-out war" if Washington launches aggression.

On Wednesday aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in Yokosuka, Japan, home of the Pentagon's 7th Fleet, Pence called its "steel deck" symbolic of America's "ironclad alliance…with Japan, and…enduring commitment to the Asia-Pacific."

Over seven decades since WW II ended, mo
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