Olympic detente eases North Korean tensions

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed measures to strengthen bilateral coordination over the apparent thawing of inter-Korean relations following their high-level talks.

More curious is the summit's guest list, made up of so-called "sending countries" that contributed troops to the United Nations force in the Korean War.

China on Thursday rejected a media report that it plans to fund the construction of an anti-terror base in Afghanistan.

"We will be discussing with our partners and allies the kind of steps that we can take on maritime interdiction and also to be cutting, disrupting funding and disrupting resources", he said.

Neither Canada nor the US would provide a full list of countries that are invited.

In December, North Korea said that a maritime interdiction campaign could lead to military conflict.

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The Vancouver waterfront may seem like a curious locale to plot such strategy but academic Roland Paris said Canada is doing Tillerson a favour by helping showcase global solidarity for the pressure campaign.

President Trump recently tweeted that China was "Caught RED HANDED" for using disguised Chinese vessels to conduct ship-to-ship trade of refined oil to North Korean government.

A different official, asking not to have the information attributed to them, said that "we did not expect China to attend this meeting". It continued: "The current situation in the Korean Peninsula is very complicated and sensitive".

Lu said countries should work to defuse tensions and promote dialogue, rather than isolating Pyongyang.

"India supports efforts to bring about peace, stability, reconciliation, de-nuclearisation and reunification of the Korean peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy", Kumar said. "The main channels for handling and resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue should still be the framework of six party talks and the UN Security Council".

Brian Hook, the State Department's policy director, said that the USA believes that its diplomatic pressure campaign is the best way to force North Korea to the negotiating table, and that maritime interdiction will help to crack down on smuggling and sanctions-busting.

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