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Trump says he'll meet Putin to talk North Korea

Trump says he'll meet Putin to talk North Korea

"And there's been 25 years of total weakness, and so we're taking a very much different approach", he said.

"I think it's expected we'll meet with Putin", he said.

The president's first stops are Japan and South Korea - frontline U.S. allies in the effort to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear programme, and the two countries with most to fear should a full-scale conflict break out.

"Together with our allies, America's warriors are prepared to defend our nation using the full range of our unmatched capabilities... every once in a while, in the past, they underestimated us". "The U.S. should not expect us to make any change".

After Trump's speech at the air base, the South Korea's state news agency Yonhap reported North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) had condemned the "foolish remarks" made by the president in the Japanese air base.

Trump's marathon trip comes with the North Korea crisis at fever pitch, as USA bombers fly sorties over the Korean peninsula and fears mount of another Pyongyang missile test.

Trump was due to arrive early Tuesday in Seoul - where the subject of how to tackle North Korea's totalitarian dictator is expected to be at the top of the agenda.

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Trump's trip comes amid escalating tensions with North Korea, which has continued to pursue its missile and nuclear programs and ramped up its missile testing.

'We want to get it solved.

North Korea is prepared to use its stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons if war breaks out with the USA and its allies, according to a letter Pentagon chiefs sent to lawmakers. North Korea "will be a big topic" for Japan, South Korea and China, Trump said about the three countries that he will visit first during his Asian tour.

Givens, who spent four years stationed in Korea, added that the figures did not take into account potential use of nuclear weapons by Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, South Korea has also begun tightening its measures against the Pyongyang by implementing sanctions against 18 North Koreans. With North Korea's defeat - but at what cost?,' Givens said.

A report by the Congressional Research Service released last month estimates that as many as 25 million people on either side of the border, including more than 100,000 US citizens, could be affected by an escalation of a military conflict on the Korean Peninsula.

China's fuel exports to North Korea fell in August, along with iron ore imports from the isolated nation, as trade slowed after the latest UN sanctions, but coal shipments resumed after a five-month hiatus.


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