Trump, South Korean leader talk tougher North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday concerning North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan

"I believe it will further North Korea's isolation - diplomatic and economic isolation - because more and more nations are realising there's simply no collaboration with the worldwide community".

And what have the USA and its allies achieved?

Kim also said the the final goal of North Korea in developing its nuclear and missile programs was to establish a strategic equilibrium with the US.

North Korea's leaders have repeatedly said they need nuclear weapons to defend themselves against "hostile" USA forces, 35,000 of which are stationed in South Korea. A new set of United Nations sanctions that even Trump declared a "small step", extensive talks and a rhetorical two-step that leaves them where they have been for years.

North Korea will be high on the agenda during the U.N. General Assembly session in NY this coming week.

Guterres will be discussing the situation on the Korean Peninsula with all concerned parties in the margins of the upcoming high level week of the UN General Assembly.

Moon and Trump agreed it was important to thoroughly implement U.N. Security Council resolutions against Pyongyang, including the latest sanctions resolution unanimously adopted at the start of last week to punish the North for its latest nuclear provocation.

"As Kim Jong Un's most recent missile launch demonstrates, North Korea remains one of the world's most urgent and risky security problems", McMaster said, in reference to the North's defiant leader. But the North has ignored countless global reproaches previously.

President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump hold a telephone conversation on Sunday. Some 25 million people live in the metropolitan area of Seoul, U.S. ally South Korea's capital, well within range of the North's extensive artillery. However, the writer is also serving for other sections such as local & world politics, commerce news and breaking news meanwhile, also covering special budget sessions.

Trump's United Nations envoy called North Korea "reckless".

The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea´s "highly provocative" missile launch and demanded Pyongyang immediately halt such actions - but did not threaten further sanctions.

Haley says President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat against North Korea wasn't an empty threat.

During telephone talks Friday, Abe and Moon agreed to ensure close trilateral coordination with the United States in stepping up pressure on North Korea, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry. "Hopefully there will be coordination with allies on their policy lines before he adds anything to the speech about North Korea".

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