Japan says differences with US on economic talks

In Japan, Vice President Pence Pushes For Bilateral Trade Deal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits Indonesia on Thursday as part of his 10-day visit to Asia, and a range of topics will be on the docket. "But under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready".

The United States is not seeking to negotiate with North Korea and it is not in direct talks "at this time" with the rogue Asian nation, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN and the Washington Post Wednesday.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged China on Thursday to do more to help out in the worldwide effort to pressure and persuade North Korea to stop escalating nuclear and missile threat.

"North Korea is the most risky and urgent threat to the peace and security" of the region, Pence told USA and Japanese Navy personnel as he visited the USS Ronald Regan at a United States naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo.

Asked what North Korea must do, he repeated that "all options are on the table, and there they will remain".

In his visit to Japan on Tuesday, Pence met with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to discuss the possibility of a two-way trade pact with Japan.

"As we approach the 100-day mark, the American people are going to be able to look back and see the presidency of Donald Trump and the determination and put in practice all the things that we can", he said.

One of the most common refrains from Trump, Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been "the era of strategic patience is over", referring to what was essentially a wait-and-see tactic to dealing with Pyongyang but is notoriously vague, says Neill.


Pence pointed to reports of China turning away coal exports from North Korea as an example of the new U.S. strategy bearing fruit.

"The policy of President Trump is to marshal the support of our allies in the region - Japan, South Korea, nations around the world, and China", he said.

China announced in February that it would stop accepting coal from North Korea - which accounted for a third of all official North Korean exports in 2015 - as it had already reached its import limit set by UN-imposed sanctions.

South Korean government officials said Pence's statement did not necessarily mean a complete overhaul of the agreement.

Pence also said comments from the White House on the whereabouts of the USS Carl Vinson Navy Strike Group were not purposefully misleading.

But the strike group was actually on its way to participate in military exercises in the Indian Ocean, some 3,500 miles in the opposite direction. "That's what being undermined here with a president who thrives on unpredictability.it's going to eat away at the fundamental credibility of the USA role in Asia".

CNN's Dana Bash reported from on board the USS Ronald Reagan, while CNN's Joshua Berlinger reported and wrote from Hong Kong. We're ready to defend our allies in this region.

"Those who would challenge our resolve or our readiness should know we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response", Pence said later in Wednesday's remarks.

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