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War fears hanging over Korean Peninsula

North Korea has asked the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for help in its worsening dispute with the United States. Pyongyang Foreign Minister Ri Yung-Ho wrote the ASEAN secretary-general to condemn the annual US-South Korea military exercises which, he said, threaten to embroil the Korean Peninsula in a nuclear holocaust.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministers yesterday expressed grave concern over the escalation of tension in the Korean Peninsula.

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An American aircraft carrier heading towards the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea yesterday.

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A North Korean missile exploded during launch yesterday, US and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful US aircraft super carrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

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US Navy Sends Strike Group to Korean Waters

The US Navy said Saturday it had sent a carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula in a show of force against North Korea’s “reckless” nuclear weapons program.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cannot contain his excitement upon seeing and meeting President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time during their bilateral meeting Tuesday afternoon held here on the margins of the 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summits and Related Summits.

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