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US Joint Chiefs Chairman Arrives in South Korea to Discuss North Korea Threat

© AP Photo / South Korea Defense MinistryIn this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmoo II Missile system fire missiles during the combined military exercise between the U.S. and South Korea against North Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Saturday, July 29, 2017.
In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, South Korea's Hyunmoo II Missile system fire missiles during the combined military exercise between the U.S. and South Korea against North Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Saturday, July 29, 2017. - Sputnik International
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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived in South Korea to hold talks with the nation's leadership amid tensions on the Korean peninsula, local media reported Sunday, citing a military source.

TOKYO (Sputnik) — On Monday, Dunford will reportedly meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss North Korea's nuclear activities and issues related to the South Korea-US alliance. The talks are expected to be attended by the presidential security adviser Chung Eui-yong and South Korea's new JCS Chairman Lee Sun-jin.

"In the afternoon, Chairman Dunford arrived by plane at the Osan military base in the Gyeonggi province," the source said as quoted by Yonhap news agency.

After his South Korea visit, Dunford is expected to travel to China and Japan as part of his Northeast Asia tour.

A man watches a television news programme showing US President Donald Trump (C) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) at a railway station in Seoul on August 9, 2017 - Sputnik International
War of Words: 'There is Nothing Tangible' Behind US-N Korean Exchange of Threats
Last week, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's recent ballistic missiles tests.

North Korea’s military said Wednesday it was considering a missile attack near the US island territory of Guam after President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury."

Guam houses a number of US military facilities, including the Andersen airbase and the Naval Base Guam in Apra Harbor.

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