China to Trump: 'Political Chest-Thumping' Toward North Korea is Unhelpful

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Thursday Sept. 21 2017

A day later Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the United Nations that dialogue with the North would not work.

In between interviews about whether he plans to resign or not, Boris Johnson has attempted some Foreign Office work, urging China to keep up the pressure on rogue state North Korea and insisting sanctions must be deployed immediately.

Since early August the security councilhas unanimously approved two rounds of sanctions against Pyongyang following its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in late July and sixth nuclear test at the start of this month. But the issues at the United Nations are broader, and the geographic spread of Trump's audience wider.

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

Merkel told broadcaster Deutsche Welle said that sanctions must be vigorously implemented, but also said consideration of a military solution was "absolutely inappropriate". He said he sought a world "free from violence, hated and fear" for children.

China's foreign ministry said September 18 that military threats being made by North Korea and the US were counterproductive.

Last week, the International Olympic Committee said the escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised "no hint" of a security threat for the Pyeongchang Games.

Adding, "We know enough today to act - the science is unassailable".

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.

It was clear, at least, that President Trump again put Kim Jong Un, whom he called "Rocket Man", on notice on Tuesday.

Pyongyang's stated aim is to be able to target the USA mainland and the nation has flaunted the advances in its weapons programme in recent weeks, with the September test of what it said was a miniaturised H-bomb capable of being loaded onto a rocket.

Moon will meet Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Trump later on Thursday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where North Korea was expected to be the core agenda item.

May's comments appeared to be directed at China, which accounts for 90 percent of North Korea's external trade and supplies most of its oil.

Mr Trump's threat in the same United Nations appearance to "totally destroy" North Korea if it had to defend itself or it allies also went down badly with Russian Federation, which shares a border with North Korea and believes negotiations and diplomacy are the only way to resolve a crisis over Pyongyang's missile program. "Before that happens it may be possible to bring Kim Jong Un to the table".

He said the United States was prepared to combat global instability through military might. He calls the leader of North Korea rocket man.

"If (Trump) was thinking about surprising us with dog-barking sounds then he is clearly dreaming", he said.

His advisers say he is concerned about North Korea's advances in missile technology and the few means available for a peaceful response without China's help.



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