Trump, South Korean leader discuss North Korea, 'Rocket Man'

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

Trump's remarks came after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido earlier on Friday, the latest in a stream of missile tests that have looked to defy the global community.

But despite pressure from the USA and its Asian allies, Kim doesn't appeared to be backing down.

America's ambassador to the United Nations is raising the prospect of USA military action against North Korea if the North continues its missile and nuclear tests.

Former top White House aide Steve Bannon told a reporter in August that there are no military solutions for North Korea. 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.

Trump heads to the U.N. General Assembly meeting next week with the same suitcase of bad options as his predecessors. 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.


The threat was issued by North Korea's ambassador to the UN, while speaking after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on his country.

"As Kim Jong-Un's most recent launch demonstrates, this is one of the world's most urgent and risky security problems", he added.

At the White House, McMaster called on nations to aggressively enforce recent U.N. sanctions to increase economic pressure.

"We've been kicking the can down the road, and we're out of road", McMaster told reporters, referring to Pyongyang's repeated missile tests in defiance of global pressure.

Pyongyang says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself from "hostile" U.S. forces and is determined to build a weapons system capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to hit the USA mainland.


"The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation, and exert stronger and practical sanctions on North Korea so that it realizes provocative actions leads to further diplomatic isolation and economic pressure", presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun said during a televised briefing. However, the writer is also serving for other sections such as local & world politics, commerce news and breaking news meanwhile, also covering special budget sessions.

"For those ... who have been commenting on a lack of a military option, there is a military option", he said, adding that it would not be the Trump administration's preferred choice. Although North Korea's supply of refined petroleum products would be significantly reduced, Seoul and Washington had hoped for a complete fuel embargo.

Nikki Haley says North Korea will be "destroyed" if it continues with what she describes as "reckless" behavior.

"I don't think that he'll stray too much outside of the boundaries of that", Collins said.


Other reports by iNewsToday

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER