South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 21, 2017

But he also emphasized Beijing's view that the North Korean issue should be solved through dialogue and negotiations.

At the summit, Mr Johnson met Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and urged him to keep up the pressure on North Korea.

"North Korea's nuclear weapons either already are, or are on the verge of becoming, hydrogen bombs", he said, predicting they could "sooner or later" deliver them by intercontinental ballistic missiles. He called it an embarrassment to the United States.

Meeting separately with his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, Wang reiterated a call for South Korea to remove the USA -built THAAD anti-missile system, which China says is a threat to its own security.

Speaking to a packed assembly hall, including dozens of heads of state, Trump defended his doctrine of "America First", while insisting that it need not be an impediment to worldwide cooperation.

In a veiled criticism of China and Russian Federation, who were barely mentioned in the rest of the speech, Trump said any trade with North Korea was morally questionable. For example, say Pyongyang struck islands with artillery fire along the border between North and South Korea - like they have done in the past - what would Washington and its allies do? "The least we should be able to say is that we tried, we really tried, to avoid a nuclear showdown between our two countries".

"Food and essential medicines and equipment to treat young children are in short supply".

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who chairs the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, is asking 21 countries with embassies in Pyongyang to cut economic and diplomatic ties and support an expulsion of North Korea from the United Nations.

"As the President said yesterday, the United States has 'great strength and patience, ' but all options are on the table", USA vice-president Mike Pence said in a speech before the United Nations Security Council on September 20.

"Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself", he said of Kim.

Still, the decision is ensured to trigger heated political debates as many South Koreans have expressed concerns that the aid resumption would distract from efforts to step up sanctions and pressure against the North over its rapidly expanding nuclear weapons program. "We hope that relevant parties could maintain restraint while completing United Nations Security Council resolutions, and take more correct actions which are helpful in easing the situation". Moon thanked the Senegalese leader for supporting South Korea's stance in the global arena as a nonpermanent member of the UNSC.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the UN General Assembly in NY on Wednesday that pressure, not dialogue was the best option to denuclearize North Korea. I would not be shocked if Kim Jong Un in the coming days decides to live up to his new nickname and tests another ICBM, this time splashing one down a few hundred miles off the U.S. West Coast.

In addition to "rogue regimes" such as North Korea and Iran, Trump took aim at terrorist groups like ISIS, arguing that stepped-up military pressure has yielded big results in the past eight months. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, tweeted that Trump, a fellow Republican, "gave a strong and needed challenge" to United Nations members to confront global challenges.

"The United States has great strength and patience", Trump said.

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