Despite the fact that the alleged missile tests were unsuccessful, and the US pretended that they didn’t happen, the tension around North Korea continues unabated, the crisis continues to evolve in the medium-intensive mode.
North Korea did all that it promised, the US as well as Flex its muscles, but tensions remain, and it is not on the decline, as it might seem, once passed the tests of the missile, and the United States is not hit.
1. Vice-President of the United States came to South Korea, visited the border with North Korea and declared that “the era of strategic patience came to an end” and that the United States together with South Korea intend to seek depriving North Korea of nuclear weapons. Unlikely it is very much encouraged southerners, as all the consequences of such attempts fly in the first place in them. However, the Prime Minister of South Korea said that the United States and South Korea will take “strong punitive measures” in case of “further provocations” by the DPRK. The Chinese offer to withdraw from the territory of South Korea THAAD missile defense system was rejected.China is repeatedly stated that the placement of THAAD in South Korea is considered by Beijing as a threat to China’s security.
2. To support the bellicose statements, the U.S. decided to send 2 aircraft carrier to the coast of North Korea (according to media reports, China and Russia are actively monitoring the Americans by means of technical intelligence marine and airborne). Americans were told that if Pyongyang will conduct a nuclear test, the White House, “all options are on the table” and that the North Koreans should take into account “the decisive actions of the US in Afghanistan and in Syria.” Despite the fact that the DPRK has not officially announced a nuclear test is bound to a date, such threats, such threats pose to the Pyongyang tempted to go to the principle and to conduct a nuclear test to spite the Americans to put them in front of a simple choice – either to bomb (taking the consequences) or to abandon the bombing that will look obvious sign of weakness.
3. In Moscow on the events stated that Russia hopes that the US will avoid unilateral actions violates international law and that as usual, the questions posed by the DPRK should be resolved through international diplomatic negotiations. Russia’s position does not change – as before, Moscow is not interested in the development of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula, which could swing the balance of power in favor of the United States and its allies. Also, Russia has offered the DPRK not to make hasty nuclear adventures. In similar terms and acts of the Chinese foreign Ministry.
4. Japan plans to join the US position on the DPRK in terms of exerting pressure on China (which of course is the main purpose of all developing crisis), so that he passed their position on the Korean Peninsula. Apart from using Japanese warships and air force bases of USA in Japan, among the potential actions is the participation of Japan in the political and economic pressure on China. The US normally prefer to act independently, and at the head of a situational coalition of the younger “allies.”