United Nations Security Council condemns highly provocative North Korea missile launch

Share

Adding it is not the preferred option, he urged all nations to do more to rein in the North, which he called "one of the world's most urgent and unsafe security problems".

"Mattis and Onodera agreed that the North Korean provocation called for a strong demonstration of a unified front between the US, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, and agreed on the importance of robust trilateral defence cooperation between the three nations", he said.

President Donald Trump has said America and its allies will never be intimidated and insisted that the US' options for addressing the threat posed by North Korea are both "effective and overwhelming".

Nebenzia urged North Korea to "stop it" and said the only political proposal to resolve the standoff was the joint Russian-Chinese "freeze for freeze".

Australia 45 Argentina 20: Late surge sees Wallabies past Pumas
Cape Town - The Wallabies heaped more misery on Argentina with victory in their Rugby Championship clash in Canberra on Saturday. Foley and Sanchez exchanged early penalties before Landajo went over for the Pumas after some excellent build-up work.

Also on the agenda: the Iran nuclear deal, Mideast peace, and United Nations reform efforts.

"We can never tolerate that North Korea trampled on the global community's strong, united resolve towards peace that has been shown in UN resolutions and went ahead again with this outrageous act", he said on Friday. That plan seeks to set the stage for a resumption of talks after Pyongyang suspends its nuclear and ballistic missile activity and the US and South Korea suspend their joint military exercises. Afterward, in a statement, the council condemned the "highly provocative launch" and called on North Korea to reduce tensions on the peninsula.

Up until recently, United States assurances to Japan and South Korea have been enough to keep both Seoul and Tokyo closely aligned with Washington in their responses to the North Korean threat. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who ran on a platform of improved relations and expanded dialogue with Pyongyang, said after Thursday's missile launch that "dialogue is impossible in a situation like this". The Security Council's reaction came a day after North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile from Pyongyang over northern Japan yesterday. "We must make North Korea understand this", Abe said. Russian Federation is the largest employer of North Korean forced labor. She said, however, that options for dealing with the regime of Kim Jong Un are not limited to diplomacy. "China and Russian Federation must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own", Tillerson demanded.

The North Korean state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Friday said in an editorial, "If the USA continues to walk on the current course, we will take stronger actions for our self-defense".

Location scout shot and killed while working on hit Netflix series
Carolos Muñoz Portal was found shot to death Monday in central Mexico during location scouting for season 4 of " Narcos ". The area is widely known to be plagued with drug-related killings as it is nearby the border of Hidaglo.

Former top White House aide Steve Bannon told a reporter in August that there are no military solutions for North Korea.

McMaster said Trump will push a message of "reform", calling for more transparency and accountability at the United Nations.

Analysts are debating whether North Korea's shot over Japan was actually meant as a message to Guam as the ICBM flew far enough to theoretically reach the American island.

North Korea fires missile over Japan's Hokkaido
But the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) had said the ballistic missile did not pose a threat to North America. Five days later it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test , of what experts believe was a massive hydrogen bomb .

Share