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March 23 2018, 10:38 | Alonzo Simpson
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South Korean and Japanese warplanes as well as US F-16 fighters joined the United States bombers for parts of Friday's mission, during which the bombers used inert weapons to practice attacks on a South Korea firing range.
During a 20-minute speech, Moon laid out the policy directions for achieving permanent peace on the Korean peninsula amid heightened worldwide and regional tensions after Pyongyang's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday.
A South Korean military official said the missile may have a range of 6,000 kilometers (3,730 miles) - potentially within reach of the USA state of Alaska.
USA officials are also working with China - North Korea's benefactor and largest trading partner - to place more pressure on North Korean leaders to stop the nuclear and missile programs.
His comments come as the US weighs a response to the latest missile test by North Korea earlier this week.
"How can we reward ICBMtests with engagement?" said Sun.
The administration's retaliatory plans are at odds with Russian Federation and China - and it needs both countries on its side to have any effect on Pyongyang.
North Korea hit back Thursday, with its propaganda National Peace Committee for Korea criticising Moon for denouncing Pyongyang "instead of getting rejoiced over the praiseworthy event" staged by its northern neighbour, according to the KCNA news agency.
"I appreciate the things that you have done relative to the very substantial problem that we all face in North Korea, a problem that something has to be done about", Trump told Xi. China stopped buying North Korean coal in February and total imports from the North have steadily dropped every month from $207 million in January to $99 million in April.
The White House had said Trump would use the stopover in Warsaw to showcase his commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which he once called "obsolete", bemoaning allies' repeated failure to spend the recommended 2 percent of GDP on defence.
Worry also spread in Washington and at the United Nations, where the United States, Japan and South Korea requested an emergency UN Security Council session Wednesday.
US President Donald Trump requested a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in response to North Korea's missile test. "We stand ready to provide (military) options if they are necessary".
"I think we ought to start with asking, how did North Korea get this capability?" he says.
"I have my family in South Korea, especially my parents and my siblings", said Albert Kim.
Trump was quick to respond to North Korea's launch on Twitter: "North Korea has just launched another missile", Trump said.