Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North.

Pence did not touch on the questions still swirling about why the Trump administration said an armada was headed to the Korean peninsula last week when it was actually headed in the opposite direction. "We are with you 100 percent".

Vice President Mike Pence and Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso walk on their way to a meeting at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo on April 18, 2017.

"The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready", he added.

She said the Chinese have "gotten the message about increasing pressure and that they have said they want to increase cooperation with us and with the global community on this front".

JAPAN Pence puts Japan on notice that Washington wants results "in the near future" from talks it hopes will open markets to US goods, adding that the dialogue could lead to negotiations on a two-way trade deal.

Both leaders agreed that China must take on a larger role in dealing with North Korea, Japanese officials said.

Also Tuesday, it emerged that a US strike group was not near the Korean Peninsula as had been previously thought, after President Trump said last week he had sent an "armada" as a warning to Pyongyang.

The test failed, with the missile blowing up immediately, according to U.S. Pacific Command. He did not comment on what might have caused the missile to fail.

Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an intelligence matter, said the missile was a Scud variant that the US calls a KN-17.

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"That challenge is coming if something doesn't change", he warned, adding that China is the key to this issue but even that may not be enough to deter North Korea.

US Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese leaders began talks on Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region, though tensions with North Korea loomed large. But no one was predicting what might come next.

Steven Weber, an expert on North Korea and political science professor at the University of California-Berkeley, said Trump's unpredictability likely stems from the fact that his administration does not yet have a clear strategic vision for North Korea.

But economic policy advisers traveling with Pence reportedly said the trip is also aimed at reassuring Washington's allies that the current administration wants to boost trade in the Asia Pacific region particularly after the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Seoul, the South Korean capital, is just a stone's throw away from the military demarcation line that splits the Korean peninsula and is within easy range of North Korean long-range artillery.

Pence told the ship's captain that he had spoken to President Donald Trump, and Trump "wishes he were here". But Pence expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the regime to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

"I have noted the recent report".

China made a plea for a return to negotiations.

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