United Nations Security Council condemns highly provocative North Korea missile launch

United Nations Security Council condemns highly provocative North Korea missile launch

United Nations Security Council condemns highly provocative North Korea missile launch

Earlier in the day, NATO called for a global response to North Korea's latest launch of a missile, which flew over northern Japan just days after the United Nations imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang for conducting its sixth nuclear test.

The increasing levels of sanctions will cut off 90 percent of North Korea's trade.

They carried signs that said "We're not Putin up with it!" and "Protect American Democracy".

President Donald Trump has derided the U.N for its "utter weakness and incompetence" and even pledged to cut USA taxpayer funding that contributes to its budget. North Korea also has the world's largest standing army. Russian Federation is the largest employer of North Korean forced labor. "China and Russian Federation must indicate their intolerance for these reckless missile launches by taking direct actions of their own", Tillerson said.

The White House said on Friday (Sept 15) that President Donald Trump will meet the leaders of Japan and South Korea in NY next week to discuss the "urgent" threat posed by North Korea and dismissed claims there was no military option to dealing with Pyongyang.

China and Russian Federation have not leaped to accept Tillerson's demand as of yet. "There's no military solution here, they got us".

In August, North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan from a region near Pyongyang.

Ultimately, the United States needs to not only deter North Korea, but also to reassure Japan and South Korea that they will neither be abandoned by their ally nor entrapped in a wider conflict precipitated by America's own independent strategic decisions.

The missile flew over northern Japan before falling into the Pacific and follows North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test September 3.

In Japan, Shigeru Ishiba, a former minister of defence and a potential future prime ministerial candidate, has called for a relaxation of Japan's so-called three non-nuclear principles, in place since 1967 and under which Japan commits neither to manufacture, possess nor allow the transit of nuclear weapons through Japanese territory.

President Trump will embark on a whirlwind series of meetings this week at the United Nations General Assembly to make two big requests of world powers: Stand with us against North Korea, and hold the line against Iran's nuclear program.

"If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future".

The Trump administration is pressuring China to use its oil deliveries to North Korea as leverage in the nuclear dispute. North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under Kim Jong Un's leadership to accelerate a weapons programme created to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile.

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