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Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea

04 February 2018, 12:49 | Ken Black

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During the meeting, Trump said, "We're doing a lot" regarding North Korea.

President Donald Trump met with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office on Friday, a provocative action meant to highlight human rights violations and one that could raise alarms in Pyongyang.

The prime minister also told Trump that he will convey Japan's position on the 2015 agreement with South Korea to end the issue of Korean comfort women.

Scarlatoiu, who played a role in facilitating the meeting, said, "Every time human rights comes up, the very legitimacy of (Kim's) regime is undermined".

Because of this situation, Lee asked Trump to convince China not to send the North Koreans back.

After escaping North Korea, Ji made his way to Seoul, South Korea, where he now helps others escape.

Trump used Ji's story to illustrate what he called the "depraved character of the North Korean regime" and the kind of threat it could pose to the United States and its allies if it obtains nuclear weapons.

James Mattis rebuked a New York Times story Friday morning, which alleged the White House was "frustrated" with the Pentagon over plans for North Korea. She told Trump that she fled an arranged marriage and a brothel in China.

"It's more like leaving another universe".

The Seoul government is hoping that the resumed talks and recent exchanges between the Koreas could pave the way for dialogue between the US and the North to find a breakthrough on the nuclear stalemate.

Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector, holds up his crutches after his introduction by President Trump during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

The reluctance of such totalitarian powers to abandon their nuclear weapons programs - as is the case with North Korea - or the push by other regimes unfriendly to the United States - such as Iran - to develop nuclear missiles, is considered by many experts to be an unfortunate result of the overthrow and murder of Libyan strongman Muammar Ghaddafi.

Proposals have been laid out for a surgical style strike against key military targets within North Korea. According to United Nations inquiries, the country's violations of human rights are widespread, grave and systematic, rising to the level of crimes against humanity.

The Yonhap News Agency report stated that the South Korean government hoped the recent communications with their Northern counterpart would lead to talks between the usa and North Korea in order to strike a breakthrough on the nuclear stalemate.

Lee, who was in the audience in South Korea's National Assembly when Trump delivered a speech there in November, said ahead of the meeting she planned to urge Trump to stop China from repatriating North Koreans who are caught escaping.

According to the White House statement, "The two leaders discussed the importance of improving the human rights situation in North Korea and underscored their commitment to work together on this issue".

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