US, Japan warn N.Korea on missile



US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka. AFP PHOTOS

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan on Tuesday made a fresh warning to North Korea to drop plans for a missile launch, with barely a week to go before the communist state’s threatened plans.

“Any kind of missile launch of any kind is of great concern and would be a violation, in our view, of UN Security Council resolutions,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka discussed North Korea’s plans in a telephone call and “affirmed the importance” of their two nations’ alliance in defending Japan.

Tanaka and Panetta “reiterated their view that such a missile launch would directly violate North Korea’s international obligations,” a Pentagon statement said.

North Korea has said that it will launch a “satellite” between April 12 and 16 as it holds “unprecedented” celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the regime’s founder Kim Il-Sung.

The communist state announced the plans despite agreeing on February 29 to freeze its nuclear and missile programs as part of a deal under which the United States would deliver badly needed food aid.

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  • Pauline

    wala rin epekto to sa north korea kasi wala silang cable dun! hahaha

  • patriotic_act

    Shoot it down Japan.. NoKor in return then will shoot your ships and declaration of war will be next. SoKor and US will be at your side.

    China and Russia will eventually join the fracas soon..

  • doublecross

    let them LOOSE there valuable toy. freedom makes sense in the sky.

  • Will Rey

    If the Philippines does not take seriously China’s and her client North Korea’s subtle attempts to put the South China Sea under their sphere of influence, the Philippines will soon find herself marching to the tune of a different drummer.  It’s comforting to know that PNoy and his Southeast Asian counterparts are hissing back.    

  • Isidro Valencia

    What is happening now is megapolitics or geopolitics.

    No nation or country can match the strength of more than 2,000 nuclear war heads of United States of America, not even China or Russia. 

    US has denounced the massive nuclear build up of Iran, but a well known organization has found nothing. Why are these happenings?

    US is looking for valid reason to justify war with Iran. It is because US has lost its power to control the petroleum economy in the Middle East. Iran has abandoned its dealings with other countries using US dollar as currency in exchange for oil. It will be more disastrous to the US economy if members of OPEC shall organize and create one OPEC currency. Euro dollars are not getting well, and US dollars, too.  

    If ASEAN will have its own currency, that would be another whammy for the United States.
    And if China will impose to their trading partners that the acceptable currency to them is OPEC dollars, ASEAN dollars, and Yuan, then that would be the End of America. The dollar printing press will no longer churn.

    China and Iran are utilizing exchange deals. China is building massive infrastructures in Iran in exchange for oil. Other countries are also following this kind of economic system. No dollar involved. In the Philippines, long time ago, we called it “barter system.” Sa mga advertising agencies and newspaper firms they called that “exchange deals “gawa kita ng concept o labas ko ad mo, bayad ay car or electric fans.”

    In fact, one time China has challenged US to establish one world currency. But US declined because they owned printing press and paper mills for dollars. Of course, we know, so much paper will result in inflation. And that’s  what is happening now in the US. They even informed the world that gold will become the next currency, because they have a lot of gold stocked in their vault, one in Fort Knox.  Good news for gold diggers and treasure hunters in the Philippines.

    To control China, US has to control first North Korea. Para di sila sabay lumaban sa China. Isa isa lang muna. Hinay hinay lang bay.  Now, why is Japan joining the fray? Because China cut the supply of rare earth or rare ores found abundantly in China. Sira ang electronics business ng Japan without that ores.

    Kailangan giyerahin ng US ang China kasi ugrot na sila. Ilang billions dollars ang nawawala sa kanila kasi ang OPEC ay ginagaya na ang style ng Iran. Walang dollars involved. With this kind of agreements, US will lose billions of US dollars. 

    Para sa Pilipinas, maganda rin yan para may balance of power sa Asia Pacific. Pantay ang equation ika nga sa balancing sa Chemistry. Kaso lang kung magka giyera, marami ang mamatay na tao. Yan ang nakakatakot. Dapat ang giyera, very quick. at suko agad ang isa para walang madamay at mamatay.

  • doublecross

    why warn…it’s about time NK breath their FREEDOM!!!!

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