Trump, South Korea's Moon to meet amid tensions over North Korea

Pauline Gross
September 22, 2017

But following the recent series of North Korean provocations, it has assented to additional, severer measures and it may enforce existing measures more stringently.

It has dragged down South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating. "If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behaviour, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed". Trump has complained about the US trade deficit with South Korea, but has so far been persuaded by his top advisers not to terminate a U.S.

All that's left to do, Zhao says, is to try to prevent North Korea from proliferating nuclear technology, help it to avoid nuclear accidents, and set up unofficial dialogues to get scholars, if not officials, discussing possible solutions.

"If a nuclear war broke out, that would be a crime against Chinese and South Koreans by Pyongyang and Washington", said the Global Times.

The move comes with tensions on the Korean peninsula at fever-pitch after Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear test and fired two missiles over Japan in the space of less than a month, sparking emergency warnings to take cover. Pyongyang has launched numerous missiles as well, including two intercontinental ballistic missiles and two other rockets that have flown over Japan.

In the meantime, Moon said all countries must strictly adhere to United Nations sanctions on North Korea and impose tougher steps in the event of new provocations by Pyongyang.

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The Xinhua report did not link the exercises to the ongoing tensions over North Korea, which are expected to dominate the United Nations General Assembly in NY later on Tuesday.

"I hope people in North Korea will realize the reason they need humanitarian aid is because they have a dictator leader who is willing to fund a nuclear program, an illicit nuclear program, and doing so starving its own people".

North Korea has conducted a number of missile launches recently in the region, prompting the United States to consider if shooting down any Pyongyang-launched missile is the best way to address the threat, CNN reported.

The South said it aims to send $4.5 million worth of nutritional products for children and pregnant women through the World Food Programme and $3.5 million worth of vaccines and medicinal treatments through Unicef.

North Korea tested a suspected hydrogen bomb earlier this month with an explosive yield of several hundred kilotons, enough destructive power to level a city.

He even suggests that Russian Federation or China could send troops to North Korea to provide a security guarantee that might help to convince Pyongyang it doesn't need nukes.

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