South Korea talks for Shorten

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - AN­NIKA SMETHURST

LA­BOR leader Bill Shorten will travel to South Korea to­day to meet with se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials as Washington and Py­ongyang ramp up talk of mil­i­tary threats.

Just days af­ter North Korea threat­ened to det­o­nate a hy­dro­gen bomb in the Pa­cific Ocean, Mr Shorten and Op­po­si­tion for­eign af­fairs spokes­woman Penny Wong will hold talks with South Korean Prime ter Julie Bishop used her ad­dress to the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly to slam North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“North Korea is the only state that is cur­rently test­ing nu­clear weapons and is the only state to do so this cen­tury,” Ms Bishop said.

Ten­sions have mounted af­ter Py­ongyang tested two in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­siles, a hy­dro­gen bomb and shot bal­lis­tic mis­siles over Ja­pan.

VISIT: Bill Shorten.

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