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John Conyers
As a veteran of the Korean war, I am ashamed that our commander-in-chief is conducting himself in a reckless manner that endangers our troops stationed in South Korea and our regional allies.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
South Korea has been commented on by 398 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about South Korea are: Park Geun-hye, Mike Pence, Donald J. Trump and Moon Jae-in. For instance, the most recent quote from Park Geun-hye is: “Yes, I have the same position as the lawyers. I hope this trial truly frees former President Park of fault and lets her be remembered as a president who lived a life devoted to her country.”.
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Jason Pidcock - Jupiter Asset Management

Strangely, if there was a conventional attack on South Korea and that meant North Korea subsequently disappeared as a risk, the market could actually trade higher. People think this spat will just blow over but North Korea now has the ability to reach out and destroy your portfolio in a very direct way that Iraq, for instance, didn't.feedback

Luca De Angelis

In April 1998, Nakayama – the scorer of Japan's first ever goal at the World Cup finals, at France 1998 – scored at least three goals in four consecutive J1 League matches played for Jubilo Iwata on the 15th, 18th, 25th and 29th day of that month. Five goals away at Cerezo Osaka, four at home to Sanfrecce Hiroshima, four goals away at Avispa Fukuoka and three goals at home to Consadole Sapporo. He also scored a goal for Japan, in a friendly against South Korea on 1 April, taking his tally for that month to a remarkable 17.feedback

Dmitri Alperovitch - CrowdStrike

We've been worried for some time that one of the ways that North Korea can retaliate against further escalation of tensions is via cyber, and particularly attacks against our financial sector. This is something they have really perfected as an art against South Korea.feedback

Bill Gross

Even China and South Korea - perfect examples of the risk trade - are at very narrow (corporate spread) levels. There is no real advantage in the global marketplace. Everything is so tight, it is hard to pick a winner from a group that is fake.feedback

Jimmy Carter

The next step should be for the United States to offer to send a high-level delegation to Pyongyang for peace talks or to support an international conference including North and South Korea, the United States and China, at a mutually acceptable site.feedback

Ji Sang

We don't usually think about it that much and we don't care that much.feedback

Young Bae

I don't worry about an attack because I have been living in Korea for over 50 years. The possibility is almost at zero percent.feedback

Michael Zaguruk

This could include such options as attempting to shoot down the test missiles or possibly attacking North Korea's missile testing, nuclear related sites, missile deployment areas or the Kim regime itself. The North Korean leadership might perceive such an attack as an effort to remove the Kim family from power and, as a result, could retaliate with nuclear weapons as a last gasp reaction before annihilation.feedback

Peter Castellas

When you have Japan, [South] Korea and China having discussions around a north Asian carbon club; when you've got China and Korea having discussions around how do we treat emissions across borders and what's the lowest cost to our economies to meet our emissions targets; when you have China and New Zealand having those conversations about establishing direct engagement because they both have a functioning carbon market with a price; those conversations and those emerging what's being called 'carbon clubs' is something that Australia should be participating in.feedback

Daniel Russel

That is so inimical to U.S. national security interests. It would have such a devastating effect on both the international nonproliferation system and on the credibility of the U.S. as an ally, not to mention our relationships with South Korea and Japan, that I view it as unimaginable.feedback

Mohd Zulkarnain Sanudin

The police report I made showed the nationality as South Korean, while on the passport, it was written DPR Korea, whereby I did not know what DPR meant. I was only sure that Korea was South Korea.feedback

Park Wan-ju

(Chung's report) also said there are worries over military conflict being sparked by accidental incidents. The president said the United States speaks of military and diplomatic options, but South Korea can't go through war again.feedback

Hong Soon-chul

There has been a recent surge in demand for survival kits. We don't advertise or market such items because it could raise unnecessary concerns, but the demand is out there.feedback

Scott Blackmun

We had an opportunity to be in South Korea a little over a month ago and met with the four-star general who oversees all the U.S. forces there.feedback

Dean Cheng

South Korea has devoted a fair amount of effort to building shelters, conducting civil defense drills and things like that.feedback

Scott Blackmun

We talk to the State Department on a regular basis. We are getting the same briefings other Americans are getting who are travelling to South Korea. There are no travel restrictions in place right now and if that should change I'm sure we would be among the first to know.feedback

Nicholas Burns

What has been missing in Trump's North Korea strategy is a major diplomatic show of unity among these three countries. By standing firmly beside South Korea and Japan, President Trump can strengthen our strategic deterrence against Pyongyang.feedback

Lee Won-deog

President Moon appears isolated from the other two. There is a suspicion that Prime Minister Abe is using his close personal chemistry with President Trump to help shape the American leader's views on South Korea.feedback

Robert Gates

So, a political solution involves perhaps recognition, lifting sanctions, signing a peace treaty. These are all very big steps that have to be done in coordination with South Korea, with Japan. And in exchange for that, either dramatically curtailing the North programmes or eliminating them. Well as it's often the case, Russia is not being very helpful. I think that this is a situation when, unlike China, Russia is perfectly content to see the US preoccupied with this problem in North Korea and to exploit it in Asia and wherever else they can.feedback

David M. Cote - Honeywell International

We fully expect it [North Korea] will help the defense side of our business because Japan, South Korea and others are going want to protect themselves and be a lot more careful because who knows where something like this can go. Anything that starts people focused on spending money on defense as opposed to spending money commercially and improving lives of people, it's just not a good dynamic.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Keep it up Libs, This will be 2020. I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!feedback

Robert Gates

I think one option that the United States has before it is to put on the table a significant package of diplomatic proposals, coupled with a statement of the military actions we will take if there is no political solution to the problem. A political solution involves perhaps recognition, lifting sanctions, signing a peace treaty. If North Korea launches one of those missiles and it hits an America ally – South Korea, Japan – or American territory Guam or elsewhere there almost certainly will be a military response to that.feedback

Craig Reedie - World Anti-Doping Agency

We are currently working through an agreed roadmap. There has been much progress and it is really important that we try to get RUSADA compliant and deliver a proper, robust anti-doping test programme. The WADA board meeting in Seoul in November could recommend that RUSADA becomes compliant.feedback

Harry Kazianis

South Korea's navy is actually one of the most powerful in Asia. So in theory, they could probably take on the North Korean military. I don't know if they'd be able to completely defeat them. You'd have to essentially invade and hold the whole country. But they would win a traditional military struggle.feedback

Yun Sun

You can't purely look at the military capacity of South Korea as to whether they are ready. It would be a joint operation with the United States.feedback

Harry Kazianis

I wouldn't read too much into one missile failing. When you build this type of high technology, those things are going to happen.feedback

Mayako Shibata

I am not nervous about these launches because I do not believe they are firing at targets in Japan, so this is not really an attack. Launches like this are more part of the political game that it being played out by Pyongyang, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington.feedback

Harry Kazianis

South Korea wants to show the world that it is not the only Korea that has advanced military capabilities ...They want to make sure Kim Jong Un knows who he is dealing with, and that South Korea can go tit-for-tat in a conflict, even without the U.S.feedback

Sung-Yoon Lee

To practice bomb drills when the enemy is conducting nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests hundreds of thousands of times as powerful as the conventional bombs the South is showcasing, there's an element of futility, if not tragedy, to the South's stand.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

In East Asia, an increasingly aggressive and isolated regime in North Korea threatens democracies in South Korea, Japan, and more importantly, and more recently, has expanded those threats to the United States, endangering the entire world.feedback

Johan Stahl

North Korean refugee, Yeon-mi told us that she has never owned a pair of sunglasses, so her first pair will be the ones she designs. All of them will be made of stainless steel from Germany and produced in South Korea, where we are opening a factory, hopefully finding a way to hire North Korean defectors.feedback

Wesley Clark

The objectives of the two sides seem to be directly contradictory. North Korea wants the U.S. out [of the region], a guarantee they won't be attacked, and to handle South Korea on their own, presumably through intimidation, pressure and conflict if necessary.feedback

Kang Kyung-wha

We have not discussed the issue with the U.S. It is difficult to talk about a hypothetical situation, but South Korea and the U.S. have been closely cooperating on all matters, and we will continue to do so in the future.feedback

Kim Dong-yub

It's harder to catch a low ball that comes in high speed than to catch a ball that comes at you in a parabolic trajectory. The same applies to a missile defense. The THAAD becomes useless for South Korea if a missile comes below the interception altitude and at a high speed.feedback

Song Young-moo

South Korea will be considering options such as SM-3 for a multi-layer defense system, once the Aegis radar system is brought in.feedback

Josh Udashkin

The retail displays, the street fashion, shoes, purses, headphones, showed me that shiny surfaces were definitely popular in Seoul.feedback

Jeffrey Lewis

Short of giving them South Korea and a pile of money and eliminating our nuclear weapons, I can't see them giving [their nuclear weapons] up.feedback

Geng Shuang

I strongly urge the US and South Korea to value the security interests of China and other regional countries and immediately halt the deployment and remove the relevant equipment. China has lodged stern representations with South Korea.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

At the same time I fully understand and support the military message that has been implemented in the region by South Korea and to some extent Japan, as they have the right to defend themselves. They have a right to respond when they see these very aggressive actions. I also support the presence of US troops and capabilities in Korea.feedback

Jill Ellis

New Zealand, South Korea and Canada all present different challenges, and these games will round out one of the most competitive schedules the WNT program has played in a calendar year.feedback

Jill Ellis

We are looking forward to getting to Denver and having a couple of days together prepping for our first New Zealand match. With only six matches left in 2017, we want to take advantage of the time we have together and finish the year with solid performances. New Zealand, South Korea and Canada all present different challenges, and these games will round out one of the most competitive schedules the WNT program has played in a calendar year.feedback

Zhu Feng

The cost is to continue to alienate Japan, enrage the United States and irritate South Korea. If Japan and South Korea feel forced to go for radical options like nuclear weapons, it will badly affect regional diplomacy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

(This) puts us at a big disadvantage. We're behind France, behind Germany, behind Canada, Japan, Ireland, Mexico, behind South Korea. We're dead last. Our high business tax is nothing more than a crushing tax on every product made in America. We have totally surrendered our competitive edge to other countries.feedback

Andrew Salmon

I don't think there is any chance of war breaking out unless the US decides to carry out a pre-emptive attack and I just don't get the sense that is something that is likely to happen.feedback

Michael Breen

Every so often, the tensions rise, there are talks, North Korea walks out, they talk some more and things calm down again. I walked to work this morning and I noticed nothing different. At the moment, there is no panic or even an atmosphere of concern. We have been here before.feedback

Nancy Soderberg

Let the sanctions bite, see if you can really make the North Koreans feel the squeeze and start trying to deny the funds that enable him to build these weapons. We want to step back from the brink. she doesn't think those types of threats are helpful. I don't think it was wise for the president to extemporaneously threaten nuclear war with North Korea. That's just ramping up the tensions on all sides and dividing a wedge with our allies in South Korea and Japan.feedback

Scott Swift

I'm comfortable to say that there are no indications that cyber was a contributing factor, but until the investigation is complete, I'm not taking anything off the table.feedback

Scott Swift

It's very difficult to understand exactly what Kim Jong Un is trying to achieve, but if he's trying to separate the alliances and the allegiances that we have in the region, from where I sit, it's having the opposite effect. From a military-to-military perspective, I don't see any change in the personal and professional relationship.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Will eat grass but they will never abandon their nuclear program.feedback

Andrei Lankov

If the Americans face a choice between San Francisco and Seoul, they will choose San Francisco.feedback

Boris Johnson

We have to consider how to respond and it's our view in the UK, overwhelmingly that peaceful, diplomatic means are the best and we think the sanctions route still holds potential. China is responsible for 90 per cent of North Korea's trade and North Korea only has six months of oil supplies left. There is scope to continue to put pressure on the regime.feedback

Sung-Yoon Lee

North Korea has a compelling need to do these things, to be able to bully and extort South Korea.feedback

John Delury

It's strange to see Trump going after South Korea more aggressively than he's going after China, especially since China also thinks that dialogue is central to solving this problem.feedback

Lee Byong-chul

The latest nuclear test is a wake-up call for those in South Korea who still believe that dialogue is possible with North Korea. Kim Jong-un will never give up his nuclear weapons.feedback

Troy Stangarone

If Trump decides to unilaterally withdraw from Korus, it undermines the idea in South Korea that we are two partners working together.feedback

Troy Stangarone

South Korea has cooperated with the U.S. on North Korea, but then Trump turns around and says 'I'm not going to cut you any slack on trade'. He seem to be treating a U.S. ally worse than he's treating a U.S. adversary.feedback

Jeff Flake

I don't think that that would be good in any circumstances. Now it's particularly troubling given what South Korea is faced with. I think we need to do more trade, not less, and withdrawing from trade agreements is a very troubling sign.feedback

Adam Schiff

We need to be working hand in hand with South Korea, and with Japan. Why we would want to show divisions with South Korea makes no sense at all.feedback

Calvin Chua - Calvin

When Kim Jong Un took over in 2011, there was a significant focus on development of new infrastructure and housing estates for local Pyongyang residents. I was able to see parallel development of apartment houses that were developed by a joint venture investment between North Korea's local state company and foreign investors.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

The US and South Korea holding yet more large-scale military and naval exercises do not help reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula. We urge all sides to exercise maximum caution. Given the arms build-up in the region, any rash move or even an unintended incident could spark a military conflict.feedback

Thomas O. Karako

China doesn't like the closeness of the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea. The missile defence is a technical and symbolic representation of the alliance, and China wants to use the North Korean threat to drive a wedge in the alliance.feedback

Steve Wilford - Control Risks Group

Many businesses that have been in South Korea for quite a long time are fairly inured to the almost chronic tension between North Korea and the U.S., Japan and South Korea. Life has to go on. Consumption isn't crashing.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

The situation cannot continue to escalate between North Korea on one side and Japan and South Korea on the other. North Korea cannot continue to disregard the U.N. Security Council resolutions and the U.N.'s call to stop its provocations.feedback

Jim Cramer

Honestly, if you want to take a really grim, really cynical view here, the traders should've been buying Apple on the news and selling its main competitor, the South Korea-based Samsung, because if a conflict does break out, Samsung's headquarters would be right at the epicenter.feedback

Daryl Kimball

I would expect [South Korea] will continue to push the range and payload limits and conduct more testing, but this may only provoke further North Korean missile testing and exacerbate the current tit-for-tat cycle of escalation.feedback

John Delury

I think what's most distressing about this new test is the fact that it flew over Japan and landed near the islet of Hokkaido. But we need to contextualize it. This is not new. North Korea is playing with some of the domestic politics in Washington, in Seoul, and maybe in Tokyo. On both sides you've got people who are arguing harder positions and more moderate positions. And actions like this obviously strengthen the hand of hardliners everywhere.feedback

Masaaki Ishihara - Yokohama

Once the U.S. or South Korea engages in a war, Japan will also have to take part. Japan will be forced to get involved. I got scared watching it. Will peace really continue?feedback

Sergey Lavrov

Russia together with China developed a plan which proposes 'double freezing': Kim Jong-un should freeze nuclear tests and stop launching any types of ballistic missiles, while US and South Korea should freeze large-scale drills which are used as a pretext for the North's tests.feedback

Hua Chunying

We think that South Korea and the United States holding joint drills is not beneficial to easing current tensions or efforts by all sides to promote talks.feedback

Lee Soo-nae

This is the safest place. If violence breaks out, North Korea will blow up Seoul or Busan, the people there will die. But here they'll just shoot at each other.feedback

Koh Yu-hwan

In South Korea, whether you are a conservative or progressive, military action is not an option you can choose. It's an option of mass destruction.feedback

Jung Han-yul

We are trying to send a message to the public that there are simple things they can do to save their lives, such as seeking shelter underground as soon as possible.feedback

Kim Young-ae

I've read the stories in the papers about the threats, but this time doesn't feel any different from the other times. I think this is how most South Koreans think.feedback

Mitch McConnell

Just as the United States maintained forward deployed forces in Japan and Germany after the Second World War and in South Korea after the armistice, a residual presence in Afghanistan and in Iraq, preserves the gains we have made in the respective conflicts in those countries–and America pursues our interests by supporting host nation forces.feedback

Steve Bannon

There's no military solution here; they got us. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about.feedback

Lee Hyun-soo

It's so much safer than South Korea, maybe five times safer.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Sometimes it's better to leave them in their fundamental training mode rather than being out on the ground waiting for orders as staffs are learning how to work together. Meanwhile, they're sharpening their combat skills while the staffs are sharpening integration skills. This right now is an exercise to make certain that we're ready to defend South Korea and our allies over there.feedback

Moon Jae-in

No matter what options the United States and President Trump want to use, they have promised to have full consultation with South Korea and get our consent in advance. This is a firm agreement between South Korea and the United States. The people can be assured that there will be no war.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

In close collaboration with our allies, there are strong military consequences if DPRK initiates hostilities. Very simply, in the event of a missile launch towards the territory of Japan, Guam, the United States, [South] Korea, we would take immediate specific actions to take it down. We will defend the country - hear me, now - we will defend the country from any attack . . . at any time, from any quarter. . . . But it is not declaring war. It's not that I'm over here, you know, Dr. Strangelove, you know, doing things like that, okay?feedback

Steve Bannon

There's no military solution (to North Korea's nuclear threats), forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us. The economic war with China is everything. And we have to be maniacally focused on that. If we continue to lose it, we're five years away, I think, 10 years at the most, of hitting an inflection point from which we'll never be able to recover.feedback

Moon Jae-in

We cannot rely only on our ally for our security. When it comes to matters related to the Korean Peninsula, our country has to take the initiative in resolving them.feedback

Moon Jae-in

The past history of the North Korean nuclear problem showed that a clue to resolving the problem was found when sanctions were combined with dialogue.feedback

Ray Tenorio

We are happy that the rhetoric has calmed down, that he won't be pursuing his threats to fire missiles at Guam. The comments allay some of the concerns and the fears.feedback

Moon Jae-in

Military action on the Korean peninsula can only be decided by South Korea and no one else can decide to take military action without the consent of South Korea. The government, putting everything on the line, will block war by all means.feedback

Vincent K. Brooks

[Troops from both South Korea and the U.S.] tell me that they want to be ready. They want to make sure they can do all they can to be prepared. They want to know if they have reason to be concerned, and in the meantime we tell them to continue their mission, and they do it very, very well every single day.feedback

Jill Ellis

To play a highly technical and organized team like South Korea will give us more quality matches in 2017. They are consistently pushing the top teams in Asia and these games, right at the end of the NWSL season, will be a great window to get the team back together before our final FIFA dates in November.feedback

H.R. McMaster

The United States military is locked and loaded every day – and especially those who are on the front lines of freedom, such as those that are stationed in South Korea and those soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines stationed in northeast Asia, or rotate there. We have tremendous military capabilities. We have a very high degree of readiness. And so the United States military is always locked and loaded. The purpose of capable, ready forces is to preserve peace and prevent war. And George Washington said it, The most effective way of preserving peace is to be prepared for war.feedback

Margaret Metcalfe

I don't think anyone can really predict what our president may offer, because he is one of those thinkers outside the box. But right now, I can tell you, in Guam, our flights are arriving from South Korea and Japan … Tourists are coming as normal even with all these fights from the media.feedback

John Delury

The whole point of the Olympics is to use sports as a way to bridge even the most acrimonious political divides. Given President Moon Jae-in's underlying belief in the need for dialogue, reconciliation and cooperation between the two Koreas, it certainly makes sense that South Korea would try some form of co-hosting. Whether Pyongyang is capable of being engaged is a question that can only be answered by trying.feedback

Tom Collina

The United States and South Korea somehow reduce the military threat to the North, for example, by modifying the military exercises that are supposed to be starting later this month. In exchange for that, the North would agree to freeze its missile and nuclear program.feedback

Henry Kissinger

An understanding between the U.S. and Beijing is the essential prerequisite. Tokyo and Seoul also have key roles to play.feedback

Angela Merkel

I do not see a military solution to this conflict, rather I see continuous work, like we have seen in the UN Security Council with members with resolutions in view of North Korea, and above all very close cooperation with affected countries, especially the United States and China, but also South Korea, of course Japan. Germany will be intensively involved with potential solutions that we see, not of a military manner. But the escalation of rhetoric I hold as the wrong answer.feedback

Mitchell Goldberg

The ultimate problem we have with North Korea is they do have nukes and Seoul is only 30 miles away from the DMZ. That's a frightening prospect.feedback

Yoon Hee-yeul

Since 2006, when North Korea first conducted its nuclear test, there wasn't this much response, as people became immune to frequent missile launches and nuclear tests. I feel it's different this time.feedback

Oliver Jones

If tensions between the U.S. and North Korea escalate further, we think that the implications for equities in South Korea and elsewhere will remain limited provided that war does not actually break out.feedback

Daryl Kimball

Tillerson has the right line, he's trying to dial down the pressure to make it clear that the U.S. doesn't want regime change in North Korea. Donald Trump needs to follow the lead of his secretary of state. It's urgent to engage in a serious, adult conversation about mutual security concerns. China and South Korea are encouraging it, Tillerson is open to it but Trump's reckless threats are interfering with that.feedback

Mark Starzyk

Sometimes you've got to talk tough. I'm nonconfrontational. I hope this ends in a peaceful resolution. There are no winners in a nuclear war. There's so much collateral damage, no matter what, and the North Koreans have enough conventional weapons to light up Seoul.feedback

Hideshi Takesada

There's growing concern, about whether the U.S. is really thinking about the security of Japan and South Korea.feedback

Benjamin Cruz

This is two schoolboys squabbling in the sandbox, but I'm concerned people in South Korea and Japan will take this very seriously. Trump thinks of Guam as a military outpost, not as a thriving community of US citizens.feedback

Abraham Kim

North Korean provocation is always a concern, but it is kind of like background noise. Sometimes it gets very loud, but it's always been there. People are kind of numb to it.feedback

Christina Lee

An older South Korean man thought the NK threat is very dangerous. [He] said, The younger generation who hasn't experienced war wouldn't understand.feedback

Walter Paik

They don't know the reality of the North Korean leaders.feedback

Nicholas Burns

It really is a time for diplomacy. But there's no American ambassador to South Korea, there's no secretary of State for East Asia. So, you've also got to fill out the ranks.feedback

Art Cashin

We here in the U.S. easily forget that South Korea is a major trading partner of China as is Japan. If that begins to impair, what does that do to the Chinese economy? What does it do to the economies of South Korea and Japan? And what will that do to the world economy?feedback

Cheng Xiaohe

When everyone is talking tough, people's tempers may be at high tide. Given time, all parties may calm down. If not, and the conflict intensifies, China could take a more active step, like sending an envoy to Washington, Pyongyang, Tokyo, Seoul and Moscow for shuttle diplomacy.feedback

Danny Rose

Yes I've got team-mates who have moved away from families in South Korea and Argentina, but I have been away for over ten years now and I don't get to see my mum that often. I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there.feedback

James Stavridis

In the event of a first strike against Kim, even a non-nuclear option, it is highly likely that Kim would retaliate at least conventionally against South Korea. This almost certainly would create an upward spiral of violence which would be extremely difficult to manage or to mitigate.feedback

Anthony Cordesman

The estimates of North Korean artillery casualties in Seoul are absurd but everyone is quoting them without asking where they come from. That's typical. It's one thing to have a worst-case analysis; it's another thing to not say it's the worst-case analysis.feedback

Philip Yun

If we had a war, think about what it means. You are talking South Korea, the 11th largest economy in the world, Japan, the third largest economy, and you are talking about ground troops on the Korean peninsula. Donald Trump's agenda would be consumed by this. Nothing else would get done. It's against his interest and it's not really an option.feedback

Hans M. Kristensen

If they did launch they could potentially wipe out cities in South Korea and Japan, and in the longer term maybe reach the U.S. West Coast and even further inland.feedback

Judith Mosley

Never has there been a situation of two mentally unstable leaders, with fragile egos bringing the world to the brink of a third world war. The slaughter that would take place in South Korea alone is unthinkable.feedback

Hugh White

Trump is making empty threats to North Korea. It is credible to say that America will attack North Korea if North Korea actually attacks the U.S. or allies – as Mattis has done. But it is not credible to threaten to attack if North Korea keeps issuing verbal threats towards America. But if, as is much more likely, it turns into a costly disaster for the United States, South Korea and Japan, in the end that might well mark the end of the United States' leadership in Asia.feedback

Eddie Calvo

There is a defense umbrella contained within South Korea, there is a defense umbrella for Japan, there are naval assets between Korea, Japan and Guam, and there is a missile defense system of Guam that make up a multi-level defensive umbrella. At this point, based on what facts are known, there is no need to have any concern regards heightening the threat level.feedback

James Stavridis

The use of the B-1 bombers to actually drop bombs and destroy Korean infrastructure and kill North Koreans would cause an escalation. Kim Jong Un would be compelled to respond. He would lash out militarily, at a minimum against South Korea, and potentially at long-range targets, perhaps including Guam. … That's a bad set of outcomes from where we sit now.feedback

Mark Bowden - United Nations

The heat has been turned up on the whole question, but the harsh facts of the situations haven't changed and the consequences of a military attack haven't changed. I think it's just coming to a head. Beyond a certain limit… any sort of major conventional attack on North Korea, or by North Korea on South Korea, I think would rapidly escalate… the conventional capabilities of North Korea alone are capable of wreaking so much havoc on Seoul and on American bases within reach, the costs would rapidly become so high it would be unacceptable and I think it would just spiral out of control.feedback

Lee Byong-chul

Trump doesn't seem to understand what an alliance is, and doesn't seem to consider his ally when he says those things. No American president has mentioned a military option so easily, so offhandedly as he has. He unnerves people in South Korea, few of whom want war in Korea.feedback

Moon Sang-gyun

North Korea should realize if it doesn't stop its … provocations, it will face even stronger pressure and sanctions. We warn North Korea not to test or misunderstand the will of the South Korea-U.S. alliance.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek the collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel [the border with South Korea]. But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond.feedback

Vipin Narang

The only reason we have shows of strength is to remind South Korea and Japan that the alliance is strong.feedback

Shinzo Abe

As long as North Korea continues such provocative actions, there is no avoiding maintaining close contact with the international community starting with the United States, South Korea, China and Russia and further strengthening the pressure against the reclusive state.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We condemn North Korea in the harshest terms. We intend to cooperate closely with the international community, including the Unites States, South Korea, China and Russia to increase pressure on North Korea.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

This is a clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions. Continued provocative actions are unacceptable. We declare a strong protest to North Korea, condemn [the launch] in the most severe term. We intend to continue increasing pressure on North Korea, insisting on extra role not only from us, the United States and South Korea, but also Russia and China.feedback

S. Nathan Park

South Korea just gave a master class in how to impeach a president. Here's what anti-Trump activists can learn from the experience.feedback

Jenna Gibson

THAAD is not about China, or even the U.S. – it is about scandal-ridden former President Park Geun-hye.feedback

Lu Kang

We hope that North and South Korea can work hard to go in a positive direction and create conditions to break the deadlock and resume dialogue and consultation.feedback

Bobby Kotick - Blizzard Entertainment

We thought the most important thing in celebrating our players was getting local recognition and developing that local bond fans have with their teams in their local markets. But it's never been done on a global basis. So the idea that Shanghai and Seoul can play Boston and New York, that's never been done before [...] This is the first time where you have global competition, city-based pairs where you're going to have that local level enthusiasm.feedback

Keith Downing

It might be a player who is physically unable at the moment to handle Championship or League One football. We saw the Under-20s winning in South Korea while we were at a training camp in Spain and some of the boys know the players from their clubs. There is a vested interest in each other. It rubs off and it has snowballed. There is very much a communication right the way through to the seniors. Gareth [Southgate] obviously understands the development through the age groups. There is an alignment and an in-possession and out of possession philosophy.feedback

Donald J. Trump

President George W. Bush originally negotiated the South Korea trade deal in 2007.feedback

Shin Ji-ha

I would be dead like in less than a second (if a war broke out). There will be no pain at all so I don't mind that much.feedback

Evan Medeiros

Over the next 6-12 months, the focus of U.S. policy is going to be pressure, sanctions and isolation via economic, diplomatic and military means. Washington will encourage, coerce and bribe as much cooperation from South Korea, Japan, China, (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and the EU as possible.feedback

Evan Medeiros

Both Washington and Seoul believe that accepting this deal would undermine the credibility of the alliance, potentially leading to a rethinking of commitments or even an unraveling of the whole alliance.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States does not seek conflict. In fact, we seek to avoid it. We seek only the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an end to the threatening actions by North Korea. Regrettably, we're witnessing just the opposite. Make no mistake, North Korea's launch of an ICBM is a clear and sharp military escalation. The North Korean regime openly states that its missiles are intended to deliver nuclear weapons to strike cities in the United States, South Korea, and Japan. And now it has a greater capacity to do so.feedback

Bruce Bennett - Rand Corporation

North Korea has been very clear that if you (attacked) even one of those facilities, they are going to significantly escalate in response. They have threatened to turn Seoul into a sea of fire.feedback

Howard Rubel - Jefferies

The aggressive nature of the North Korean acts may cause Japan, South Korea, the U.S. Congress and the Administration to fund missile defense at an above average rate. Language in the House Armed Services Report for the FY18 DoD budget calls out the need for a plan to enhance the sharing of commercial imagery and national technical means with South Korea and Japan.feedback

Jeffrey W. Hornung - Rand Corporation

North Korea knows it is the end game and will not go down without a fight. I think it is going to be a barrage.feedback

David Maxwell

There is no silver bullet solution that can defeat North Korean fire before they inflict significant damage on Seoul and South Korea.feedback

Robert Kelly

You have this massive agglomeration of everything that is important in South Korea – government, business and the huge population – and all of it is in this gigantic megalopolis that starts 30 miles from the border and ends 70 miles from the border. In terms of national security, it's just nuts.feedback

Nam Kyung-pil

For the first 72 hours, each individual will have to save their own lives or be prepared by themselves.feedback

Jean Lee

It's also strategic. If the U.S. and South Korea are going to step up sanctions, North Korea will certainly move faster in getting its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs as far along as they can before any negotiations on a freeze or dismantlement.feedback

H.R. McMaster

I'll just note that while in Hamburg, the President will meet with many world leaders, including Chancellor Merkel of Germany, the host of the G20, Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, President Moon of South Korea, President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, President Peña Nieto of Mexico, President Jokowi of Indonesia, and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore, among others. There's no specific agenda. It's really going to be whatever the president wants to talk about.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We agreed to actively develop our mutual initiative based on Russia's step-by-step plan for a Korean settlement and Chinese ideas, at the same time freezing the nuclear capabilities of North Korea and large scale military exercises by the United States and South Korea.feedback

Boris Johnson

This is yet another reminder of the grave danger that North Korea poses to her neighbours, particularly Japan and South Korea, who are our friends and allies. Regardless of the variety of missile launched, any test of this kind breaks UN Security Council resolutions once again.feedback

Kim Jong-un

North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!feedback

Allan Liska - Recorded Future

For several years, Taiwan and South Korea have been proven testing grounds for some of the more advanced groups in China. Those countries have high-speed internet, widespread internet penetration and not a lot of security infrastructure in place. We see a pattern among the attackers. They test something, make improvements, and then six weeks later test again before launching it at their true targets.feedback

Hellen Ko

He said he wanted to die. He said there was nothing he could do in South Korea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Together we are facing the threat of the reckless and brutal regime in North Korea. The nuclear and ballistic missile programs of that regime required a determined response. We're working closely with South Korea and Japan, as well as partners around the world, on a range of diplomatic, security and economic measures to protect our allies and our own citizens from this menace known as North Korea. We will do more to remove barriers to reciprocal trade and market access.feedback

Wilbur Ross

There are a lot of various and specific problems, and I think the way to address it is to deal product-by-product with what we can do to change the export side and what we can do to reduce the bad imports side.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We will do more to to remove barriers to reciprocal trade and market access. We talked last night and today about some tough trade issues like autos and steel. I'm encouraged by President Moon's assurances that he will work to create a level playing field so that American workers and businesses, and especially auto makers, can have a fair shake at dealing with South Korea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

These would be important steps forward in our trading relationship. They have to be made, not fair to the American worker if they are not, and they will be. Our teams are going to get to work on these issues, and they're going to sign a deal that's great for South Korea and great for the United States.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Our goal is peace, stability, and prosperity for the region. But the United States will defend itself – always will defend itself, always -- and we will always defend our allies. We're working with closely with South Korea and Japan, as well as partners around the world, on a range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures to protect our allies and our own citizens from this menace known as North Korea.feedback

Dean Cheng

China isn't stopping North Korea but it is trying to stop South Korea from depending itself. China appears to expect South Korea to do what China wants regardless of whether it can protect itself.feedback

Dean Cheng

We could sort of see a replay like we had when George W. Bush was president and there was more of a hardline [policy] on North Korea. That was one of our less coordinated periods of U.S.-South Korea relations.feedback

Mike Stigwood

Someone moving from the countryside to live next to a motorway will have acclimatised to the traffic noise within a month. Whereas if your neighbour has a rock-band rehearsal twice a week, you will get to the point where even the cars pulling up on the driveway will trigger adverse emotion.feedback

Paul Simpson

I wouldn't have been invited to Poland to co-commentate on the under‑21s had we not won in South Korea, that's for sure. I'm really enjoying it. To be involved with the FA and pull that Three Lions tracksuit on is an honour in the first place. But to be part of the group of coaches and players we've got is a great experience. I've been overwhelmed by the messages I've received. It seems everybody is delighted with what we've achieved. That doesn't surprise me because we're all England supporters.feedback

Tsugio Makimoto

Chip chiefs must be someone like Carlos Ghosn, who exercised strong leadership in Nissan's turnaround. It will be hard for a patched-together group like the Japan-U.S.-South Korea consortium to achieve such leadership.feedback

Koh Yu-hwan

It's unlikely that Washington and Seoul will let Warmbier's death entirely derail their efforts at talks because North Korea's nuclear weapons program is such a serious and immediate threat.feedback

Chang-Ho Yun

If you cannot sleep sufficiently on workdays because of work or social obligations, try to sleep as much as possible on the weekend. It might alleviate the risk for obesity . Weekend sleep extension could be a quick fix to compensate sleep loss over the week but is not an ultimate solution for chronic sleep loss.feedback

Chang-Ho Yun

Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality. Sleeping in may be better than napping, as the sleep may be deeper and follows the body's sleep-wake rhythms more closely.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

It is extremely important to maintain U.S. deterrence in the light of an increasingly severe regional security situation. We will maintain close contact with international society, including the United States and South Korea, to maintain vigilance and protect the safety of our people.feedback

Jean-Philippe Chaput

Short sleepers tend to eat more meals per day, snack more, engage in more screen time and may be less likely to move due to increased sensations of fatigue when not rested.feedback

Jean-Philippe Chaput

Sleep experts say that if people need an alarm clock to wake up it is a sign that they don't sleep enough. The more good behaviors we can have every day (and sustain for the rest of our lives) the better it is for the prevention of chronic diseases and optimizing health. Sleep should be one of these priorities. If you cannot sleep sufficiently on workdays because of work or social obligations, try to sleep as much as possible on the weekend. It might alleviate the risk for obesity.feedback

Magnus Ewerbring - Ericsson

In North America, there's great interest from the major operators ... we've seen statements from both Verizon and AT&T to deliver as early as possible. That's why we believe North America will, in that regard, lead the introduction (of 5G). We see corresponding similar statements from operators in predominantly (South) Korea, large, large interest in Japan and China as well.feedback

Hua Chunying

We have said many times before that the United States deployment of THAAD not only is not beneficial for the resolution of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, it is also not good for regional stability. On this issue, China and Russia are agreed and have common interests. Of course China and Russia will continue to closely communicate on this issue, we will oppose the United States deploying THAAD in South Korea.feedback

Paul Simpson

We want to be recognised as good people but we want to be recognised as good football players as well. We couldn't have chosen a tougher first game than Argentina; they had so much of the ball but we were just clinical in both 18-yard boxes and killed the game. South Korea was another tough game where our only supporters were probably a handful of our players' families. Costa Rica and Mexico were also difficult and I know that Italy will be a hell of a tough task – they look to be a typical well-drilled, well-organised Italian side.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The problem is North Korea, and if we want to stop the bringing of more military capability into the northwest Pacific, then we have to address the problem that is the threat to Japan, to South Korea and all the other nations. Coupled with reckless proclamations, the current North Korean program signals a clear intent to acquire nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, including those of intercontinental range, that pose direct and immediate threats to our regional allies, our partners and all the world.feedback

Vladimir Putin

This destroys the strategic balance in the world. What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. In Alaska, and now in South Korea, elements of the anti-missile defense system are emerging. Should we just stand idly by and watch this? Of course not. We are thinking about how to respond to these challenges. This is a challenge for us.feedback

Park Hyo-jin

Right now, it's a form of speculation, like stocks. I don't think anybody in South Korea buys bitcoin to use it.feedback

John Kilduff - Again Capital

We know anecdotally that Asian buyers have been procuring supply deals with U.S. suppliers over the last several months. There's actually been worries among Asian buyers that the OPEC deal would impact them and they've been picking up these purchases. That includes China, India and to a lesser extent South Korea.feedback

Garrick Hileman

Macroeconomic and positive regulatory developments are fueling significant demand in many markets, particularly South Korea and Japan, as well as India, Venezuela, Nigeria, and elsewhere.feedback

Harry Kazianis

North Korea has over 1,000 missiles that literally could strike South Korea at any time. So they need as many interceptors as they can get.feedback

Harry Kazianis

When they lose money from a big economy like China – tourism, manufactured goods, other types of trade – that hurts them. So that's why this is a much bigger deal than it should be.feedback

John Venable

You've got folks who are in place, elected by the people, who are not representing them well.feedback

Harry Kazianis

The Chinese have essentially put a de facto blockage on South Korea for deploying THAAD.feedback

Wu Riqiang

I don't think China can persuade South Korea to give up Thaad. China will build more nuclear weapons but won't do so publicly.feedback

Cheng Xiaohe

South Korea could make a promise to only allow one set of Thaad on its territory. But that's not enough. China could ask South Korea not to join a trilateral alliance with Japan and the United States.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We are working with the international community to deal with this issue. This regime is a threat to the region, to Japan, to South Korea. And in the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russia as well. The bottom line is it would be a catastrophic war if this turns into a combat if we're not able to resolve this situation through diplomatic means. They have been very clear in their rhetoric we don't have to wait until they have an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear weapon on it to say that now it's manifested completely.feedback

Keith Malone - California Fuel Cell Partnership

I remind people we are filling up [hydrogen tanks] in kilograms. This is a global launch. This is also about Japan, Germany, South Korea, and increasingly the U.K. and the Nordic countries. I sometimes joke that I spend about 50 percent of my time bringing people to the realization this is happening.feedback

Yoo Yeong-ha

There was no reason for President Park to force companies to donate money which she was unable to use for herself.feedback

Park Geun-hye

Yes, I have the same position as the lawyers. I hope this trial truly frees former President Park of fault and lets her be remembered as a president who lived a life devoted to her country.feedback

Avi Hasson

You can really see that happening for Israel in a big way, in China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and so on.feedback

Kim Se-Yun

What is your occupation, the accused Park Geun-Hye? I don't have any occupation.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The ongoing testing is disappointing, disturbing, and we ask that they cease that.feedback

Zhu Huani - Mizuho Bank

North Korea conducted a missile test on Sunday, but it is not expected to cause much financial market impact as both the U.S. and South Korea have been restrained in their reactions.feedback

Kim Dong-yub

I think the team to develop liquid fuel missiles are being pitted against the solid fuel team. The liquid fuel team succeeded on May 14 so the solid fuel team went for another round to achieve success. That is why the speed of North Korea's missile development is going beyond imagination.feedback

Sean Spicer

There is no question that North Korea continues to threaten the United States, our allies Japan, South Korea, and its neighbors, including both China and Russia. We are calling on all those folks in the region, particularly China and Russia, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions and to help resolve the situation and bring stability to the peninsula.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

There was a basic exchange of opinions about North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations. The United States reconfirmed its firm commitment to defend South Korea and both sides also agreed to strengthen collaborative efforts to deter North Korean provocations.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

We will prepare the summit meeting so it could serve as an opportunity for both leaders to develop their personal bond and friendship.feedback

Matt Pottinger

The state of the alliance is strong and I am fully confident that it will only grow stronger between our two administrations.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We now need to apply pressure on North Korea, and Japan and the United States need to coordinate closely so as to apply pressure.feedback

Fred Fleitz

I think it's a terrible idea because of the possibility of retaliation against Seoul.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation . . . occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea. The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

[Moon] said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when North Korea shows a change in attitude.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We will continue to closely coordinate with the United States and South Korea to respond to the North Korea situation.feedback

Han Song Ryol

The Central Prosecutor's Office will ask for the handover of those criminals and prosecute them under the relevant laws of the country. Korean-style anti-terror war will be launched immediately and in a consecutive and intensive way against the US and South Korea, whom Pyongyang has accused of sponsoring the murder,'' the official added without elaborating.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

We believe Japan-South Korea co-operation on issues such as North Korean problem is indispensable for the peace and stability in our region.feedback

Moon Jae-in

I had a telephone call with Liberty Korea Party candidate Hong Joon-pyo. I again offer him words of comfort. I think I can work well with the Liberty Korea Party on the areas of the United States-South Korea alliance and on national security issues. ... I promise to share important information about national security with opposition parties and will ask for cooperation on such issues.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

This increased willingness to be more assertive in defending South Korea's interests even if that means disagreeing with the U.S. will likely fuel tensions with President Donald Trump's administration. It would take months for these tensions to sort themselves out, especially if Trump publicly criticizes the new South Korean president or penalizes Seoul, perhaps through trade measures.feedback

John Park

Trump's statements have helped Beijing in its efforts to reverse or slow THAAD deployment in South Korea.feedback

Kim Yun-cheol

The Park Geun-hye era witnessed further concentration of wealth and power and instances of government officials using public office for private gain. The task facing the incoming president will be to solve these problems. Whether the next administration can form unified government and reflect public opinions in policies will be decisive.feedback

Liam McCarthy-Cotter

The corruption and scandal that brought an end to Park Geun-hye's presidency has left a vacuum in South Korea at a most inopportune time. There is a need for South Korea to re-establish its strength both domestically and in the face of increasingly hostile posturing from North Korea.feedback

Kim Hyeong-seok

We need a leader who could protect national interests and hold his ground against the surrounding global powers of the United States, China and Japan. This is not the time to keep our eyes just on domestic issues – we need to think about the nation's long-term future and peace.feedback

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