VP Pence Warns North Korea From Deck Of USS Ronald Reagan

US Vice President Mike Pence waves during a visit onboard USS Ronald Reagan at the US Naval base in Yokosuka on April 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA

On Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met from the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan and gave a warning to North Korea which comes after his meeting yesterday with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso in Tokyo where the two leaders discussed economic and security issues in the region following North Korea’s failed missile launch last Sunday and ongoing concerns that the regime in Pyongyang may conduct a 6th nuclear test in the near future.

U.S. Vice President Pence said yesterday at the prime minister’s residence in Tokyo that the United States-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace, prosperity, and freedom in the Asia Pacific and  noted that President Trump is interested in strengthening the alliance.

Pence said the U.S. will continue to work with Japan, China, and other allies to bring “economic and diplomatic pressure” until North Korea abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Pence admitted that “all options are on the table” concerning North Korea.

Pence has left for Indonesia and will meet with their political leaders.

On Thursday U.S. President Trump will host Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House and discuss the upcoming G7 meeting held on May 26–27, 2017 in Sicily, Italy.

G7 leaders have already blamed the Assad government in Syria for the recent chemical weapons attack in the Idlib Province of Syria that claimed the lives of 87 Syrian civilians and also criticized Russia for supporting President Assad as Syria’s 6 year civil war drags on.

The first round of France’s 2017 presidential election is scheduled for April 23rd.

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