eseoulpost
InternationalNorth Korea
Pence: No negotiations with N. Korea 'at this time'
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.04.20  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

WASHINGTON, April 19 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he doesn't expect the U.S. to hold direct negotiations with North Korea any time soon.
Pence made the remark in an interview with CNN aboard the USS Ronald Reagan at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan, saying the focus is now on increasing pressure on the North.
"The policy of President Trump is to marshal the support of our allies in the region -- Japan, South Korea, nations around the world, and China," he said.
Asked if he envisioned direct negotiation between North Korea and the U.S., Pence said, "Not at this time."
   "The only thing we need to hear from North Korea is that they are ending and ultimately dismantling their nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles program," Pence said.
He expressed deeply negative views of past negotiations with Pyongyang.
"The days of broken promises and the days of running out the clock on agreements with the wider world are over," he said.
Pence said the North represents the most dangerous and most immediate threat in the Asia-Pacific and President Donald Trump is determined to confront that threat by marshaling unprecedented cooperation with allies in the region, China and the world.
"That kind of economic and diplomatic pressure will result we hope in the regime in Pyongyang forfeiting their ambitions, forfeiting their nuclear weapons program and joining the family of nations," he told CNN.
Pence cited China's decision to return coal imports from North Korea as an example showing U.S. strategy is bearing fruit.
"We're already seeing our allies in South Korea and Japan and the wider world standing behind us, but China is taking unprecedented steps to economically isolate North Korea, and given the fact that China represents more than 80 percent of the exports from North Korea this is enormously important," he said.
Pence declined to comment when asked if the U.S. used cyberattacks to thwart the North's latest missile launches.
"I really can't comment on the electronic and technical capabilities of our military, but we certainly would recognize that that was a failed missile test, it failed almost immediately," he said.
He also said that misinformation on a Navy strike group's whereabouts is not intentional.
The U.S. administration has come under criticism following revelations that the strike group led by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was actually heading in the opposite direction despite an earlier announcement that it would be heading to waters off the Korean Peninsula.
After the announcement, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said it was a "prudent" decision to send the ships to waters off the Korean Peninsula to deter the North. U.S. President Donald Trump also said he's sending an "armada" to Korea.
"The point the President was making is that we're ready. We're ready to defend our allies in this region. We want to send an unambiguous message especially to North Korea that any attempt to use weapons of any kind against our allies in this region or American forces abroad will be defeated and will be met with overwhelming force," Pence said in an interview with CNN.

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Argentina fetes 207th National Day anniversary at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Thursday
2
Azerbaijan fetes 100th Republic Day in gala reception in Seoul on May 21
3
Worldwide campaigns by global citizens to spread a culture of peace and enact an international law for peace
4
Sharjah Ramadan Majlis: Despite Challenges, UAE Publishing Industry Upbeat about Future
5
Abdullah bin Zayed attends New York University's fifth graduation ceremony
6
UAE participates in international conference on victims of racial, religious violence in Middle East
7
Leadership of Peaceful Transition of Eastern European Power Becomes the Asset for Peace in Korea
8
World Green Economy Summit to kick off in October
9
Noor Bank rings bell to celebrate Nasdaq Dubai Listing of US$500 million Sukuk
10
World Health Assembly delegates endorses Global Action on Physical Activity, assistive technology
Photo News Green Biz
Suqia plays key role in enhancing UAE's global efforts to address water challenges
Suqia plays key role in enhancing ...
min
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative Initiatives by Sharjah Development Forum to Serve UAE’s Technical Sector
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative I...
min
UAE environmentalists to travel to ends of the earth to inspire change
UAE environmentalists to travel to...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmo...
min
Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus
Masdar unveils locally manufacture...
min
Photo News Sports
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Photo News World
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers
PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end...
min
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 witnesses incredible sporting achievement
Opening day of Abu Dhabi’s Special...
min
Largest Winter Paralympics to close in PyeongChang
Largest Winter Paralympics to clos...
min
Photo News Opinion
Hyundai Motor CEO defends group's overhaul plan amid growing opposition
Hyundai Motor CEO defends group's ...
min
S. Korea's unification ministry seeks talks with N. Korea to implement summit agreements
S. Korea's unification ministry se...
min
PM calls for measures to minimize negative effects from U.S. sanctions on Iran
PM calls for measures to minimize ...
min
Citibank Korea reports 6.7 pct rise in Q1 profit
Citibank Korea reports 6.7 pct ris...
min
Moon welcomes planned dismantlement of N. Korean nuclear test site
Moon welcomes planned dismantlemen...
min
2 Koreas expected to hold high-level talks this week: Seoul official
2 Koreas expected to hold high-lev...
min
Firms making inquiries about opening operations at now-shuttered Kaesong complex
Firms making inquiries about openi...
min
Hyundai mulls acquiring electronic auto parts maker for growth
Hyundai mulls acquiring electronic...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com