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    John Kerry lands in Seoul as tensions simmer

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has arrived in South Korea as tension with its northern neighbour continues.

    Kerry's three-day visit, which began on Friday, will also take him to China and Tokyo.

    The trip comes as Washington tries to press China to deliver a "tough" message to North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme and belligerent rhetoric, a US official said.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports.