您现在的位置: VOA >> VOA慢速英语 >> AS IT IS >> 正文

[翻译]AS IT IS - South Korea Says US in Close Communications Over North

更新时间:2017/8/18 9:42:29 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says U.S. President Donald Trump has told him North Korea would not be attacked without South Korea’s approval.


Moon said, “The United States and President Trump have declared and promised that whatever military action they would like to take, they will fully discuss it with us and get our consent.”


“South Korea and the U.S. are in full communication and discussions,” he added.


During a televised news conference, Moon also promised to prevent another military conflict on the Korean Peninsula. The event marked his first 100 days in office.


Moon has called for reducing tensions through talks and engagement. This has been different from the U.S. president’s efforts to put “maximum pressure” on North Korea for its missile tests and nuclear program.


However, Moon said North Korea should stop the development of a fully operational Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Such a development, Moon said, would cross a “red line” and raise the risk of military conflict.


Moon said “President Trump is trying to pressure North Korea by showing firm determination.” But he said he considered economic pressure was the main way to persuade North Korea to take part in nuclear talks.


Tensions ease as North Korean launch postponed


Tensions on the Korean Peninsula eased this week as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un postponed planned missile launches. North Korea had threatened to launch missiles targeting waters near the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.


Trump called the postponement a “wise and well-reasoned decision” in a tweet on the social network Twitter.


North Korea’s threat was in reaction to new United Nations Security Council restrictions. The goal of the measures is to ban about $1 billion worth of North Korean exports including coal, iron ore and seafood. The U.S. and other countries have accused North Korea of using export income to fund its banned weapons programs.


Moon’s news conference Wednesday came less than one week before the beginning of yearly military exercises between South Korean and U.S. troops.


North Korea strongly condemns the exercises calling them preparations for “invasion.”


During a visit to Beijing Thursday, the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Cheifs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford said there are no plans to reduce the size of the exercises.

美军参谋长联席会议主席约瑟夫·邓福德(Joseph Dunford)将军周四在北京访问期间表示,目前没有降低演习规模的计划。

And U.S. Vice President Mike Pence again stated that “all options” toward North Korea remain for consideration during his visit to South America.

美国副总统迈克·彭斯(Mike Pence)在访问南美洲期间再度声明,对朝鲜的“各种选项”都在考虑之中。

China is North Korea’s main ally and biggest trade partner.


On Monday, China announced it would place restrictions on North Korean imports following the U.N. Security Council measures. China has urged North Korea not to carry out missile or nuclear tests that are banned by the Council. It also has said stopping regular South Korea-U.S. military exercises would ease tensions in the area.


I’m Dorothy Gundy.

Words in This Story

consent –n. giving approval

maximum –adj. the most

determination –n. to continue to do something in order to reach a difficult goal

persuade –v. to convince someone to do something

options –n. things that can be chosen between, opportunities to choose