Seoul, Apr 26 (): U.S. President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye had urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday to stop more threatening actions. They have warned North Korea against conducting another nuclear weapons test.
Obama arrived in Seoul on Friday afternoon. Reaching South Korea is his second leg of his four- nation Asian tour. His first stay was in Japan for three days. In this week-long tour, the President will be visiting Malaysia and the Philippines.
This Asian visit is fifth since his taking office in 2009. He has vowed to create the Pacific region with greater diplomatic, military and economic priority for the United States.
The US leader also expressed his condolences to the families of the hundreds of children lost in ferry accident that happened last week in South Korea.
When satellite images showed that the North Korea could be arranging for another nuclear test, Barack Obama stressed while speaking in South Korea that Washington and Seoul would stand “shoulder to shoulder” in their denial to agree to a nuclear North Korea.
Obama said at a press conference with the President of South Korea, Park Geun-Hye, North Korea will achieve “nothing” by its threatening actions instead they would get greater isolation. He has also warned them of sanctions with “more bite” if it is going ahead with a fourth nuclear test.
Defence Ministry of South Korea said increased movement has been detected at main nuclear test spot of DPRK after the threatening to conduct a “new form of nuclear test” that came from North Korea last month.
North Korea has earlier made three nuclear tests, in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Analysis stated that the preparations for the nuclear test in February last year had increased 2 or 3 days before setting off.
In late February and March last year, Pyongyang had fired around 90 short-range and self-propelled artillery shells before test-firing medium-range Rodong missiles which had landed in waters off Japan.