Donald Trump arrives in South Korea

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North’s nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. He flew in from Tokyo, after saying on Monday that Japan could shoot down Pyongyang’s missiles with US equipment.

Trade will also be a key focus for Mr Trump, who wants fresh terms for the US-South Korea free trade agreement. He will meet President Moon Jae-in, US troops, and local politicians. Mr Trump is currently on a five-nation tour of Asia, his first as president.

Though the US President will only spend about 24 hours in South Korea, it is perhaps the most symbolic stop in his Asian tour, BBC reports.

The trip is designed to bolster the military alliance that has long protected South Korea, and strength in unity is the message they want to send to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un just across the border, BBC says.

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