Pence's broader message was directed not just at North Korea, but at any other "enemies of our freedom".
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday promised North Korea that the USA military would make an "overwhelming and effective" response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. And the vice president believes American voters will be able to pinpoint accomplishments as it reflects on the administration's first 100 days.
After the announcement, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said it was a "prudent" decision to send the ships to waters off the Korean Peninsula to deter the North. U.S. President Donald Trump also said he's sending an "armada" to Korea.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A key policy adviser to South Korea's presidential frontrunner said on Wednesday he doesn't expect a renegotiated free trade agreement with the United States to hurt trade between the two major export nations.
After talks with Japan's deputy prime minister, Taro Aso, Pence said the USA would work with Japan, China and other nations to get Pyongyang to give up its atomic weapons program.
Japan and the USA have outlined a path forward for economic talks between the countries.
In a press conference after his meeting with Hwang on Monday, Pence warned Pyongyang not to test the resolve, exhibited by the Trump administration in recent attacks in Syria and Afghanistan, through its continued weapons tests.
As talks began Tuesday, Aso said the U.S. -Japan alliance has underpinned peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and that trade friction with the U.S. has given way to an "age of cooperation".
After talks with Widodo, Pence said: "Indonesia's tradition of moderate Islam is frankly an inspiration to the world and we commend you and your people".
Pence delivered President Trump's strong resolve to closely cooperate with South Korea, Japan and China to seek a peaceful solution to the North's nuclear issue.
"The trade between us is an important factor to our success", he said, noting that the countries together account for a third of the world economy.
"Unless you were in a crisis situation where we thought the North Koreans were getting ready to attack us, a preemptive strike against the North Korean nuclear and missile program is simply not a practical option."
"America has played a certain role in Asia since 1945. that role has in the end of the day been a stabilizer", Delury said.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan for the second stop of a 10-day Asia tour.
The U.S. livestock industry is a powerful support base for the Republican Party, which in addition to holding the presidency controls both houses of Congress.
As leader of the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has voiced worries about Trump's immigration policy, which critics say is biased against Muslims.
Speaking aboard the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier docked at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base, Pence said a diligent and collaborative approach to deescalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula was the way forward. "For more than a generation, North Korea's leaders have sought to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic weapons on which to deliver them".
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