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Kerry Visits Asia as Region Awaits North Korean Actions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Asia seeking to reassure allies in South Korea and Japan and encourage China to increase pressure on North Korea to drop its threats and nuclear-weapons development.

Kerry arrived in Seoul today to meet with new South Korean President Park Geun Hye. Park last night offered to resume dialogue with North Korea after weeks of threats from Kim Jong Un’s regime to launch attacks against the U.S. and South Korea. The Pentagon’s intelligence branch has concluded the North may be capable of putting a nuclear device on a ballistic missile, according to a report made public yesterday.