North Korea rubbishes Trump's threat at United Nations as 'sound of dog barking'

North Korea rubbishes Trump's threat at United Nations as 'sound of dog barking'

Cheryl Sanders
September 22, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if it dared to attack the United States or its allies.

US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.

Trump stated on Twitter on September 17, "I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night".

"Tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now", he said of providing resources to North Korea.

Four sources told Reuters that China's central bank has told banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea. Trump on Thursday highlighted that China's central bank has told its banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions.

One thing was clear: the speech was perfectly in step with his desire to stage a North Korea-esque military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue on 4 July.

Speaking to reporters outside his hotel after arriving in NY on Wednesday, the North Korean foreign minister said he "felt sorry" for the US President's advisers. But all the masculinity in global relations was apparently too much for Behar, who said Trump's making that reference was a reason why "you need women running the world".

Mr Trump said he would be discussing the move with Japan and South Korea in an attempt to enforce a blanket ban on those doing business with North Korea.

Trump's announcement came as he has sought to rally worldwide support for confronting dictator Kim Jong Un's regime during four days of meetings here at the United Nations General Assembly.

United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley will brief the news media at 4:30 p.m. (2030 GMT), the White House said. North Korea later fired a ballistic missile over Japan and the US military flew powerful bombers and stealth fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in a show of force against the North.

Mr Trump also mocked its leader, Kim Jong Un, calling him a "rocket man".

President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to impose more sanctions on North Korea as he prepared to meet with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea to seek a common strategy in confronting the isolated nuclear-armed state.

The secretary of state also hinted that the current pressure campaign against North Korea is starting to bear fruit.

North Korea had "no intention whatsoever of abandoning its nuclear or missile development", he said.

Trump also spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the issue in a phone call Monday, according to a White House statement.

In considering Trump's speech, it is paramount to remember that this is a president who is still getting used to the responsibilities of office and the levers of power at his disposal.

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