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North Korea Accuses US Of Simulating Surprise Nuclear Strike

North Korea Accuses US Of Simulating Surprise Nuclear Strike

"The reality clearly shows that the gangster-like U.S. imperialists are the very one who are aggravating the situation of the Korean peninsula and seeking to ignite a nuclear war", it said.

South Korean intelligence says the nuclear site may have been damaged during that test, which triggered aftershocks.

Trump labelled Moon's approach as "appeasement" on Twitter, a comment that did not go down well in the Blue House.

The U.S leader will then come here to the Blue House for the highlight of his two-day stay in Seoul: his one-on-one with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to be followed by an expanded summit between the two countries and then a joint news conference where the two presidents are expected to take questions from reporters - a breakaway from Mr. Trump's latest series of interactions with the media.

Trump and his "friend" Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, enjoy a close personal relationship and the three-day Japan trip is noticeably relaxed, with the two leaders teeing off for a round of golf before being serenaded by wacky internet sensation Pikotaro. He cited the frequent phone conversations and information-sharing between the Japanese and U.S. leaders and referred to Trump's hostile rhetoric as a "tactic".

US National Security Adviser HR McMaster, warned that "time is running out" to counter the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.

A U.S. Air Force spokesperson said the flight was part of the "continuous bomber presence" in the region and was a preplanned action, not tied to any current event.

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Since November, Trump and Abe have talked on the phone 16 times and met in person five times.

The allies have underlying suspicions about each other, he added: Washington worries about the South's liberal government holding secret talks with the North, while Seoul is concerned about a unilateral US military strike on Pyongyang.

From Seoul, Trump travels to China to meet his counterpart Xi Jinping who, like Abe, has solidified his grip on power after being handed a second term.

In Vietnam, Mr Trump will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Danang and make a state visit to Hanoi.

Some observers were fretting that a gaffe by the famously ad-lib president could send tensions rising on the peninsula.

The president has said all options - including diplomatic negotiations - remain on the table with North Korea in hopes of avoiding military action.