Trump ratchets up rhetoric toward North Korea

Trump ratchets up rhetoric toward North Korea

North Korea is staying as participating country in the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) despite calls to oust DPRK from the Forum because of its nuclear program. North Korea must halt its missile tests, but the top USA diplomat left out any stipulation on nuclear testing.

The tensions between North Korea and the United States spurred a broad market sell-off in US stocks.

Earlier Sunday, China pressed North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear tests, saying Pyongyang should not "provoke global society's goodwill". He also has shelved plans to investigate misappropriation of USA intellectual property by China after Beijing signed on to deeper United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

Trump's harsh comments to reporters came hours after The Washington Post, citing a confidential Defense Intelligence Agency report, said North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Even so, China has continued to provide North Korea critical aid even in the wake of weapons tests in violation of United Nations resolutions - because it does not want to cause a collapse of the North Korean regime, which serves as a buffer between China and US -ally South Korea, where 28,500 American troops are stationed. By allowing Resolution 2371 to take effect, both countries are likely to have calculated that the Trump administration will be less likely to proceed with secondary sanctions against Russian and Chinese entities and individuals associated with North Korea's ballistic and nuclear programmes. "China and Russian Federation voted with us". It has a strategically located US air base, a Navy installation that includes a submarine squadron, a Coast Guard group and roughly 6,000 USA military service members.

And the editorial itself sounded a resigned note about what will happen now that the sanctions have been passed: "Judging from past experience, the North Korean side will prepare a tough response to the resolution, and the US, Japan, and other countries will use the chance to conduct military activities, which will directly cause the situation to escalate".

Guam, a tropical island more than 3,000 km (2,000 miles) to the southeast of North Korea, is home to about 163,000 people.

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The minister also praised the remarks of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after the US made a series of guarantees including it did not seek a regime change in North Korea or an accelerated reunification of the Korean peninsula.

"Now the US mainland is on the crossroads of life and death", the commentary warned.

The resolution includes a complete ban on the North's exports of coal, a major source of money needed to advance its weapons program.

The U.S. drafted the sanctions resolution and negotiated it with China following North Korea's unprecedented test of an ICBM in July and a follow-up test weeks later. According to Nikki Haley, America's ambassador to the United Nations, the total damage to Kim Jong-un's pocketbook would run in the range of US$1 billion, or roughly a third of North Korea's overall trade revenue. Aside from calling for more sanctions, Trump's approach has centered on enlisting China — the North's biggest trading partner — and others to lessen ties to Pyongyang. "With his approval ratings falling even with his base, Trump is trapped between the realities of dealing with China and his campaign promises to get tough on trade".

But in recent days, the two powers have started to paper over some of those differences. While the US position is that North Korea must ultimately give up its nukes, the North insists it must keep them.

The council voted 15-0, with China and Russian Federation also voting in favor of the economic measures, Politico reported. "It is China", Wang, the Chinese foreign minister, said Sunday.

While the United States hails a new package of U.N. penalties that could cut a third of North Korea's exports, the sanctions themselves aren't the American objective. "It is also China".

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