U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned Pyongyang not to test the strength and resolve of America’s military. Pence delivered that message from Seoul during the first leg of his Asia tour to assure allies of U.S. support in the region.
The DPRK attempted and failed a missile test Sunday during weekend celebrations for the country’s late founder, Kim Il Sung.
But it did not conduct a sixth nuclear test, as some were predicting.
The United States warns the policy of strategic patience is over and that all options are on the table in regard to the DPRK’s military provocations. Meanwhile, China is calling for talks leading to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
For more on the situation, and the growing tensions in the region, CGTN’s John Terrett reports.
Tonight’s panel takes a look at the tensions and what can be done by the global community to confront it:
- Qinduo Xu, a political analyst with China Radio International
- Yonho Kim, a senior researcher of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University
- Douglas Paal, vice president for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Wang Guan, chief political Correspondent with CGTN America’s Mandarin Service