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Trump administration drops US Ambassador to S Korea nominee

31 January, 2018, 10:37 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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His comments come amid the an increased defensive posture against the North Korea regime and reports that the White House will no longer consider Victor Cha, a leading expert in the Korean peninsula, for U.S. ambassador to South Korea.

At the United Nations in September, Trump vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if it launches an attack on the United States.

Asked about the North Korean threat, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the BBC on Monday that Pyongyang could "deliver a nuclear weapon to the United States in a matter of a handful of months".

"These are real and unprecedented threats", Cha wrote in an opinion column, following reports of the White House's decision.

Multiple White House officials did not respond to requests for comment.

In an article in the Washington Post on Tuesday evening, Cha, who for months had been expected to be nominated for the sensitive diplomatic post in a major ally that has been vacant for over a year, made clear he was no longer being considered.

Trump's comments also come amid reports of the White House's decision to pass over Victor Cha's nomination for United States ambassador to South Korea.

This "unprecedented" move by the United States, combined with continuous quality improvements of nuclear arsenals in both the USA and Russian Federation, means that both countries place greater importance on deterrence and real combat usability, the commentary in the PLA Daily said.

President Donald Trump went after the "depraved" North Korea's regime in his State of the Union Tuesday, and brought family members of Otto Warmbier, who died after a cruel captivity there.

Trump and top advisers have publicly welcomed the talks but U.S. officials have said privately that Pyongyang might be trying to drive a wedge between allies Washington and Seoul. "I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this risky position". By banning foreign press, North Korea controls all of the imagery the world sees.

The goal remains the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Mattis told reporters at U.S.

That process - nearly always a quick, rubber-stamp affair - happens only after candidates have received full security clearance and gotten signoff from the White House. I had said the same thing several months before that. They met earlier in the day with Democratic Maryland Sen. "A first-year journalism student would know to highlight the severe constraints on their ability to report on North Korea as it truly is", the official said.

'Finally, we are joined by one more witness to the ominous nature of this regime. "Thank you", the president said. The money helps support the Olympic movement, according to the IOC. The sources said that other planned events could be canceled.

The dire warning was issued in Pyongyang-based propaganda paper Rodong Sinmun, which has more than half a million copies distributed though the North Korean capital.

North Korea is sending athletes, including hockey players for a unified South Korea-North Korea team, to the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Cha is the Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington.



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