North Korea says Trump 'begged for a war' during his Asia trip

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The exercises come after the US and South Korea in their recent annual meeting on defensive policy agreed to expand the rotational deployment of strategic American military assets such as aircraft carriers, submarines and bombers to the peninsula. "Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face".

Asked about the possibility of becoming friends with the North Korean leader during a Sunday joint news conference in Vietnam, Trump did not rule it out.

Trump said in a speech at South Korea's parliament Wednesday, "Currently stationed in the vicinity of this peninsula are the three largest aircraft carriers in the world loaded to the maximum with magnificent F-35 and F-18 fighter jets".

North Korea has dominated Trump's trip, which has so far swept in Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam.

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UNITY CALL US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on Friday. Pyongyang described Trump's trip as "nothing but a business trip by a warmonger to enrich the monopolies of the United States defense industry".

"Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula", the nation's foreign ministry said in a statement.

In recent months, North Korea has tested intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach the USA mainland with further development and has conducted its most powerful nuclear test.

This image shows three US aircraft carriers. The carriers will conduct several training activities, including air defense drills, sea surveillance and defense air combat, until Tuesday. It involves the USS Ronald Reagan, the USS Nimitz and the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

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This is the first time three carrier strike groups will operate together since 2007 during an exercise off the coast of Guam, according to the Navy.

The two also oversaw the signing of about $250 billion in commercial deals, but there was little progress reported on U.S. firms complaints about market access or United States government probes into issues like intellectual property theft. Trump has vowed to "totally destroy" the country if overly provoked.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Jan-Marc Jouas warned in a leaked letter to members of Congress that USA troops are vastly outnumbered and undersupplied if World War 3 breaks out.

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