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U.S. Navy Pacific commander says steps against North Korea haven't had desired results
April 6, 2017 / 4:34 AM / 8 months ago

U.S. Navy Pacific commander says steps against North Korea haven't had desired results

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift on Thursday said diplomatic and economic measures against North Korea have not had the results that people were expecting.

FILE PHOTO: Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift sits in front of a large poster of an Australian Navy frigate as he speaks during a media conference at the 2015 Pacific International Maratime Exposition in Sydney, Australia, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Swift, in Tokyo to meet senior Japanese Self Defence Force commanders, said at a briefing that any decision on a pre-emptive attack would be up to President Donald Trump.

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, a day before Trump was due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida.

Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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