Open to dialogue if North Korea ready to disarm

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In his first public appearance in about two weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the command of the North's army on Monday, examining a plan to fire four missiles to land near the US Pacific territory of Guam, the official KCNA said in a report.

USA officials and South Korea's president in recent days have played down the risk of an imminent conflict after Washington and Pyongyang exchanged fiery rhetoric last week. Next week's start of U.S.

The ministry quoted Lavrov as saying tensions could rise again with the US and South Korea set to launch large-scale military exercises on August 21.

The Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday that Kim during an inspection of the KPA's Strategic Forces praised the military for drawing up a "close and careful" plan.

The missile plans were previously announced. "We continue to be interested in finding ways to get to dialogue, but that's up to him".

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 15: United States Defence Secretary James Mattis on Monday said that the US military would know within moments if the North Korean missile launched is heading towards the USA territory or not, including Guam.

That could refer to the U.S.

"Every North Korean must have seen this photo on TV and newspapers".

It also could refer to the B-1B bombers that the US has occasionally flown over the Korean Peninsula as a show of force. Among the generals was Kim Jong Sik, a veteran rocket scientist and one of the masterminds behind North Korea's missile programme.

"Both the United States and South Korea do not believe North Korea has yet completely gained re-entry technology in material engineering terms", Suh said in remarks televised on Sunday for a Korea Broadcasting System show.

"The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means", Moon said. "Regardless of whatever twist and turns we could experience, the North Korean nuclear program should absolutely be solved peacefully, and the (South Korean) government and the USA government don't have a different position on this".

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President Moon Jae-in told visiting top U.S. military official Gen Joseph Dunford that the South's top priority "and our national interest" was peace.

North Korea has said the flight path for such a launch would go over western Japan.

Guam officials were "ecstatic" Tuesday as North Korea appeared to back away from its threat to fire four missiles towards the United States territory in the western Pacific.

Again it is not clear whether or not North Korea will launch missiles at all nor is it clear whether or not they will launch missiles towards Guam.

The North followed the May launch with two flight tests of its Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile last month.

"If they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly", Mattis said.

North Korea has said its military presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam.

New U.N. sanctions condemning North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program drew fresh ire and threats from the North. Trump, responding to a report that US intelligence indicates Pyongyang can now put a nuclear warhead on its long-range missiles, vowed to rain down "fire and fury" if challenged.

Other countries continued to appeal for calm. People familiar with the contacts who spoke on condition of anonymity say those discussions have addressed deteriorating relations and issues including three Americans still detained in the North.

Wang also agreed to coordinate closely on the nuclear issue, strengthening the countries' strategic communication, working together to manage and control the situation in order to prevent an "August crisis", according to statement from the Chinese foreign ministry.

Meanwhile, the European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said the EU would intensify its diplomatic efforts with North Korea, the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Japan.

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