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flurry of military and diplomatic moves revolving around North Korea, Tuesday. Pyongyang letting off a massive live fire artillery drill off its east coast while an American submarine carrying Tomahawk missiles docks in the South. A US aircraft carrier strike group steams for Korean waters and top officials from South Korea, the US and Japan meet in Tokyo to discuss the North's refusal to give up its nuclear program.
>> We agreed among the three of us, that we will coordinate all actions, diplomatic, military, economic regarding North Korea.>> To top it all off, South Korea's Navy says it's holding its own live fire exercise with US destroyers on Tuesday on the opposite side of the peninsula from Pyongyang's drill.
The North says Tuesday's artillery fire marks the 85th anniversary of the founding of its army which according to state media is prepared to quote, bring to closure the history of US scheming and nuclear blackmail. Pyongyang's sole major ally China has been angered by the North's aggression. Beijing's media keeping up the tone Tuesday saying the North has over estimated it's own strength.
Mirroring activity in Asia, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is set to chair a special UN Security Council meeting on the North, Wednesday. The same day that top US defense officials will discuss the issue in an unusual briefing involving the entire US Senate at the White House.