Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against North Korea

18 September, 2017, 01:58 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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US President Donald Trump talked with his South Korean counterpart and agreed to intensify sanctions against North Korea following its repeated nuclear and missile tests.

The White House said that President Donald Trump will meet the leaders of Japan and South Korea in NY next week to discuss the urgent threat posed by North Korea.

"He slaps the right people, he hugs the right people and he comes out very strong in the end", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a preview of Trump's Tuesday speech. And there's little sign that talks involving the U.S., North Korea and other interested countries can be arranged amid the nearly weekly barrage of weapons tests and threats, let alone stop the North's determined nuclear march.

The UN Security Council has "condemned the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile" by North Korea, the 15-member body said in a statement following an emergency closed door session that was called in wake of the 19th missile test by North Korea this year. "So what we have to do is call on all nations, call on everyone to do everything we can to address this global problem short of war". We are not going to stand what they are doing with our country.

McMaster said one of Trump's main goals was to "uphold [national] sovereignty and accountability", and added that Trump would stress that "each country protects the security of its own people". "We must make North Korea understand this", Abe said. "This includes the regime of North Korea, which has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community". "It's not what we prefer to do". "There's no military solution here, they got us".

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He said that while "lots of ideas contained in this document are important and look similar to what the secretary-general proposes", United Nations reforms should result from negotiations among all countries instead of from "a declaration of like-minded countries". "In the words of North Korea, we've strangled their economic situation".

The United States will cap its contributions to 25 percent of a peacekeeping efforts, but the trick is getting other countries to contributing a greater share, said Brett Schaefer, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Trump has called for a reform of the U.N.to lower "out-of-control costs" and has complained the US funds a disproportionate share of the U.N.'s budget. "We've got a massive reform package being led by the Secretary General that really streamlines not just the processes, but also that budget as it goes forward, and makes the United Nations much more effective", she said. She expected a Trump call for maximum pressure on North Korea. "And I think we're seeing that in multiple places, and that's all the reason why the Human Rights Council really needs to be effective", she said.

"I don't think that he'll stray too much outside of the boundaries of that", Collins said.

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