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Is that a small miscalculation.
In this really volatile area could potentially trigger a war.
Secretary of state John Kerry making it clear the United States will do it used to do to protect its allies and the home Lance.
We've heard an extraordinary amount of unacceptable rhetoric from.
The North Korean government in the last days.
So let me be perfectly clear here today.
The United States will defend and protect ourselves.
And our treaty ally the Republic of Korea.
So that from secretary carried out great -- got leading our coverage in London what is the latest now the headlines from North Korea today Greg.
Hey bill I'm Martha yet the latest target of North Korea on the surface at least pretty innocuous.
And industrial park.
We have been around the site is not much to see but in fact it is one of the few symbols of cooperation between the north and the south.
Factory complexes inside a North Korea -- near the border -- the case on produces two billion dollars worth of products every year 140 South Korean companies employ 50000.
North Korean workers.
Almost 900 South Korean managers and that's who today North Korea is -- coming into this factory complex some of these managers have remained inside from earlier in the week so the factories continue to run ironically however that -- shut down -- this complex might hurt the north more than -- hurts the south we have been told Pyongyang takes a very generous cost of the earnings.
And while those factory wages our meager.
The north Koreans are very happy to get the bill of what has been the latest response now by the US in the region and mentioned the US commander what he reported Greg.
Yeah I US continues to add pressure bill and the Pentagon reporting that a second guided missile destroyer USS Decatur will join the USS John McCain in the western Pacific in the -- the spokesman.
They -- poised to respond to missile threats against allies in the United States.
Having shown at the flag across cuts -- -- of South Korea and served its purpose -- was F 22 stealth fighters are now set to head back to their home base back in Japan and so -- -- these guys we have not heard any new utterances today from the young north and Korean leader Kim -- on what his ally China has been busy.
We've learned today that a top official in Beijing has met with the US ambassador there as well as ambassadors.
To north and South Korea.
China says they are concerned and they're calling on all sides to in their words remain calm.
And exercise restraint maybe three thin deeply as well -- indeed OK great thank you Greg how -- London how.
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