Abe, Moon join hands to carry out sanctions against N. Korea

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program and senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said that while the General Assembly debate may appeal to Trump's desire to have the world's attention, the forum does not suit his negotiating style.

Facing criticism, he affirmed US support during a later trip to Warsaw. We are not going to stand what they are doing with our country. On Sept. 16, he woke up at the club, marking the 60th time the 45th President has visited one of his 17 golf clubs (and, for a lot of them, presumably played some golf) since becoming President on January 20, 2017.

Abe plans to call on other U.N. members to follow through on the new sanctions when he attends the U.N. General Assembly meeting in NY during his September 18-22 visit there. "And it's my opinion that all parties should do everything possible for this agreement to be preserved".

Sessions, through his chief of staff Rick Dearborn, asked Trump to testify before a Senate subcommittee against a proposed $1.2 billion loan to the United Nations to modernize its headquarters in Manhattan.

Trump will meet with the leaders of France and Israel on Monday before holding a dinner with Latin American leaders that evening, Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters.


Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told at a White House briefing that the President will host a lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea's Moon Jae-in on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.He said the U.S. retained a military option in dealing with North Korea.

President Trump is about to make his debut at an institution he has often berated. Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto head of Myanmar, also will not attend amid a spate of government-backed ethnic violence in that country that has drawn global condemnation.

Experts have long questioned if the US could indeed attack North Korea, given its ability to cause massive casualties south of the border.

The Trump Administration, per policy, does not acknowledge that Trump is playing even a hole of golf, much less an 18-hole round. 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.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said that combined with previous sanctions the United Nations has now banned 90 percent of North Korea's exports reported in 2016. Haley confirmed that she has read a draft of the speech.


The North last month used the airport to fire a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile that flew over northern Japan in what it declared as a "meaningful prelude" to containing the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam and the start of more ballistic missile launches targeting the Pacific Ocean.

McMaster sent a mixed message on Friday, insisting that the United States retained a "military option" in dealing with North Korea even while calling on "everyone to do everything we can to address the global problem short of war". "So, having said that, I have no problem with kicking it to (Defense Secretary James) Mattis because I think he has plenty of options".

The Trump administration intends to change that.

Champions of the Iran nuclear deal were reassured when Trump twice acted to certify Iranian compliance.

Trump has taken a dim view of worldwide groups before.


HALEY: I personally think he slaps the right people, he hugs the right people. North Korea is closer than ever to its goal of building a military arsenal that can viably target both USA troops in Asia and the American homeland.

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