Amwal Al Gahd - 2013-04-14 10:31:18
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Japan on Sunday, the last stop on an Asian tour aimed at solidifying support for curbing North Korea’s nuclear programme and reassuring U.S. allies after weeks of threats of war from Pyongyang.
Kerry’s talks with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, coincide with preparations for the North’s biggest holiday of the year on Monday, the Day of the Sun, the birth date of state founder Kim Il-Sung - an occasion for pomp and perhaps a military display, reported Reuters.
The North’s state media, one of the few ways of glimpsing what is happening in the reclusive country, have so far ignored Kerry’s talks in Beijing and Seoul.
But in addition to reports on the festivities, they have issued new denunciations of U.S. policy and made it plain North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons, described as the “treasured” guarantor of the North’s security, said Reuters. More»