Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities

Nikki Haley the US ambassador to the UN told the security council hat North Korea was “begging for war”

North Korea's announcement followed reports of as many as two tremors in the rogue state at around noon local time, which officials in South Korea and Japan had said appeared to be the country's sixth nuclear test.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday hinted that he was considering withdrawing from the US-South Korea free trade agreement, risking tension between the allies as they attempt to deal with the crisis in North Korea.

Trump has insisted that "all options" are on the table in an implied threat of pre-emptive military action, while on Thursday US heavy bombers and stealth jet fighters took part in a joint live fire drill in South Korea intended as a show of force.

Trump, who has warned that the US military is "locked and loaded" in case of further North Korean provocation, reacted angrily to the latest missile test, declaring on Twitter that "talking is not the answer" to resolving the crisis.

It added that Trump provided his "conceptual approval" of South Korea's purchase of American military equipment worth billions of dollars, without adding further details. Pacific Command and South Korea's defense minister, a Pacom spokeswoman said.

The South wants to raise the missile cap to boost its defenses against the reclusive North, which is pursuing missile and nuclear weapons programs in defiance of global warnings and United Nations sanctions.

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North Korea fired a Hwasong-12 missile on August 29 capable of carrying a nuclear payload that traveled almost 2,700 kilometers into the Pacific and triggered alert warnings as it flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

This photo, provided by the presidential office on August 21, 2017, shows President Moon Jae-in speaking during a National Security Council session at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul.

South Korea's development of its ballistic missiles is limited to range of 800 km (500 miles) and payload weight of 500 kg (1,100 pounds) under a bilateral treaty revised in 2012.

However, Trump said after the latest missile test that negotiations with Pyongyang were "not the answer".

Park said the two leaders reaffirmed the need to bring Pyongyang back to dialogue by applying maximum sanctions and pressure.

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