Despite South Korea's military drills, many in the country are not happy with the way Seoul is reacting to the aggression from the North. Some say that if the North is making nuclear threats, then the South should be in a position to do the same.
The White House and Tillerson had differing accounts of which country was being helpful on North Korea. Meanwhile North Korea's UN ambassador has insisted its nuclear ambitions were in self-defense against the US.
Tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions and discord over the THAAD missile defense system are set to dominate the agenda when South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.
North Korea’s latest missile test brings the world "closer to war," US ambassador Nikki Haley has told the UN Security Council. President Donald Trump has described the north’s leader Kim Jong-Un as a "sick puppy."
A top UN official said he encouraged North Korea to be open to "talks about talks" during a visit to the country. The United States also appeared to drop preconditions for talking with North Korea.
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