United Nations must take strongest action to deter North Korea: Nikki Haley

United Nations must take strongest action to deter North Korea: Nikki Haley

United Nations must take strongest action to deter North Korea: Nikki Haley

The UN in early August imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang with a sweeping ban on exports of coal, iron, lead, and seafood that could eliminate $1 billion in annual revenues.

President Moon came into office rejecting the THAAD deployments, but amid pressure to act tough against North Korea has endorsed more deployments. "Resorting to just any sanctions in this situation is useless and inefficient", he told reporters in the Chinese city of Xiamen following a summit of the five-nation BRICS club of emerging economies.

World powers are scrambling to react to the latest ominous advance in the North's rogue weapons programme, which has sent global tensions soaring.

"North Korea's nuclear and missile development is at a new stage of grave and imminent threats", Onodera told Mattis, the ministry said, adding that his USA counterpart shared the view.

Sanctions have so far done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with U.S. President Donald Trump, who has vowed to stop Pyongyang from being able to hit the United States mainland with a nuclear weapon.

This marked Tokyo's second revision higher after previously giving estimates of 70 and 120 kilotons, making it more than 10 times the size of the Hiroshima bomb.

Japan's UN Ambassador Koro Bessho called for UNSC to adopt swiftly a new resolution with further robust sanction measures against Pyongyang. "But as South Korean President Moon Jae-in makes his debut on the Russian stage it's his bilateral summits on the margins of the regional forum stealing the limelight especially as his visit comes as worldwide concerns grow over Pyongyang's powerful nuclear test this past weekend". Countries also would be prevented from hiring and paying North Korean workers.

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While Washington needs backing from allies, cooperation with traditional adversaries China and Russian Federation is more significant.

China's focus on negotiations contrasts with Trump's assertions over the last few days that now was not the time to focus on talks with North Korea.

Federica Mogherini says a demilitarization of the Korean Peninsula should be achieved peacefully through dialogue and diplomacy.

"China will never allow chaos and war on the (Korean) peninsula", he asserted.

The leaders, meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, also agreed on coordinating bilaterally and with the United States, their mutual security ally, to call on China and Russia in dealing with threats from North Korea, according to a Japanese official who was at the talks. No one would do that.

Merkel, one of the world's longest serving democratic leaders, is expected to win a fourth term in office in a September 24 vote, with polls giving her conservatives a double-digit lead over their main centre-left rivals.

According to a readout released by the White House, the leaders "condemned North Korea's latest provocative and destabilizing action and noted North Korea's current path is risky to the world and not in its own interest".

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