The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis prepares to visit South Korea and Japan. North Korea, in turn, is preparing to restart the reactor at the nuclear facility in Yongbyon.
Analysis of new satellite imagery associated with the School of advanced international studies at Johns Hopkins University, shows that the country is preparing to restart the reactor at the nuclear facility in Yongbyon. The images show that a large part of the river near the reactor freezes, except for the part where the water from the outlet of the reactor is mixed with the river, indicating that the reactor is likely in working condition.
Mattis's visit to South Korea and Japan will be his first foreign trip as defence Minister, making him the appearance of a symbolic sign of support for the two countries ' most important allies in the region that are available to US. Trump said he wants to rethink the U.S. role in the region. He publicly pondered whether to continue to support Japan and South Korea without a review of what gets US in return.
The US and South Korea said that the country can prepare two ICBMs for testing in the near future, a few weeks after President Kim Jong-UN said that the country is in the final stages of preparation ICBMs.
There were fears that trump will take a step back on the deployment of THAAD, but the representatives of the government of South Korea said that the national security Minister of South Korea Kim Kwan Jin met with Advisor to the U.S. security Michael Flynn, who confirmed that the deployment of THAAD will move as planned. Despite the fact that the United States believes that the missile defense system is defensive in nature, Russia and China are strongly against it.
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