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Trump Likened to 'a Dog Barking' by North Korea's Top Envoy

Trump Likened to 'a Dog Barking' by North Korea's Top Envoy

In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday morning, President Trump said that if "forced to defend itself or our allies", the United States "will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea".

Trump's broadsides against "rogue regimes", North Korea chief among them, drew murmurs from the assembled world leaders and served as a searing salute to his nationalism during diplomatic prime time.

Trump said not only has the North Korean government starved its citizens and killed opponents, it was now threatening the world with "unthinkable loss of life".

His lashing of North Korea was a vigorous restatement of what's been said by USA leaders before, but delivered with new intensity in the august setting of the General Assembly.

"There is no military solution because that would be a disaster, not only for North Korea but for South Korea, the whole peninsula, Japan", Lofven told reporters.

"We're not giving up on diplomatic efforts". Prodded by Washington, the United Nations has responded with the toughest economic sanctions on North Korea yet.

"Denouncing a deal that all other parties are upholding will certainly not make the North Koreans any more disposed toward striking a deal with the United States over their nuclear program", he said.

Abe said that the world has already tried exhaustively to reach a negotiated settlement with North Korea, starting with the US-backed 1994 Agreed Framework that collapsed a decade later.

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"If you were to expel North Korea completely out of the worldwide community, then what kind of channels of communication or leverage to you have?" said Vali Nasr, the dean of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced global Studies.

He did confirm that he had discussed the option of putting tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea, an idea rejected by South Korea's President last week. Since Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3, however, Moon has said the time is not right for dialogue.

An official directly familiar with options planning within the Trump administration told CNN the question that now needs to be answered is whether North Korea's missile program has progressed to the level of being such an inherent threat that the Pentagon would recommend targeting a missile even if its trajectory did not indicate it would hit the U.S. or its allies.

Park Soo-hyun, a Moon spokesman, said that Trump's comments "reaffirmed the need to put maximum sanctions and pressure against North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations" so that Pyongyang realizes that abandoning its nuclear weapons is the only way forward.

The nine-member panel on policy reform held its first meeting as the government of liberal President Moon Jae-in seeks to set a North Korea policy that can survive through succeeding administrations regardless of their ideology, it said.

Merkel has called for a diplomatic solution to curb North Korea's armament programme, with the 2015 Iran deal as a possible template. His comments heightened anticipation that Trump might declare Iran in violation of the seven-nation agreement, and even destroy it entirely, despite a U.N. report this month showing Iran was living up to its end of the bargain. "Now the threat is real for many Americans".

"Dialogue for the objective of having dialogue is meaningless", Abe said at the New York Stock Exchange.

Outside of an oblique reference to a threat to Ukraine's sovereignty, Trump made no mention of Russian Federation or its president, Vladimir Putin.


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