Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve against North Korea

"For dollar/yen, the main focus will be on what kind of pressure the United States could apply on Japan as basically US trade policy is linked with a policy for a weaker dollar", said Junichi Ishikawa, senior forex strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.

"While all options are on the table", Pence said, "President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China" to resolve the problem. But China furiously objects to its deployment, saying it could spy on its own defence installations, and has taken apparent retaliatory action against South Korean firms operating in its country.

The White House's forceful response to North Korea camem after a New York Times report that found the United States had been waging a covert cyber warfare operation against Pyongyang for at least 3 years.

"We're reviewing all of our trade agreements across the world to ensure that they benefit our economy as much as they benefit our trading partners", Pence told the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea.

Pence's visit comes at a time when tension between the United States and North Korea is quickly ratcheting up.

Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the USA considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region.

Trump's sweetening the pot, offering China better trade terms if the Asian powerhouse takes steps to put North Korea's provocative behavior to rest.

Trump has stated that he wants to see China take a larger role in pressuring the North Korean regime.

As the U.S. takes a more aggressive stance towards North Korea, a veteran Chinese diplomat who was heavily involved in negotiations to denuclearise North Korea said the region faced its "most dangerous" situation in more than 20 years. But at the same time, McMaster said on "This Week" on ABC that "it's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully".

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"At times (he would) argue with envoys to keep them on track, at times cajole them, or warn about the fallout if the talks break down and we walk away empty-handed, leaving the North to continue on".

The travels and travails of China's veteran point man on North Korea underscore China's growing frustration in its efforts to broker a negotiated solution to rising tensions between North Korea and the United States.

Pence said after the meeting that Trump believes it is in America's interest to negotiate economic deals on a bilateral basis.

The concerns were exacerbated after a North Korean missile exploded during launch on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said. These are techniques that could electronically affect North Korean missiles before launch or as they lift off.

Still, former White House officials are raising eyebrows at Trump's move and insisting there is a reason why successive Democrat and Republican administrations have kept the issues of trade and North Korea separate in diplomacy with China. Trump campaigned on an "America First" platform, and has vowed to narrow big trade deficits with nations such as China and Japan. "We will see what happens!"

Since 1992, the United States and our allies have stood together for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. Trump tweeted on Sunday.

Defying worldwide pressure, the North Sunday test-fired another missile as fears grow that it may be preparing for its sixth atomic weapons test.

North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests, including two previous year.

Deputy national adviser K.T. McFarland briefed the president on the failed missile launch.

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