Kim Jong-Un UN vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 22:35
U.S. President Donald Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible and that all options are on the table, but that he wants to resolve the crisis diplomatically. Its last missile test was on Sunday.
US forces are lingering off the Korean Peninsula as tensions boil over the tyrant's repeated missile tests and talk of nuclear weapons.
Last Friday, North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador Kim In Ryong told U.N. correspondents that the government will rapidly strengthen its nuclear strike capability as long as the United States maintains its "hostile policy" toward the country.
On Sunday, North Korea launched a ballistic missile, which reportedly flew some 500 kilometers (310 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan short of reaching Japan's exclusive economic zone.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said "with pride" that the Pukguksong-2 was a "very accurate" missile and a "successful strategic weapon", KCNA said, adding he "approved the deployment of this weapon system for action".
China - which North Korea relies on for most foreign goods - sold just $288.2m (£222m) of supplies back that same month - down 12% from March. North Korea's media said more missiles will be launched in the future.
Pyongyang's often-stated goal is to flawless a nuclear warhead that it can put on a missile capable of hitting Washington or other USA cities.
Army Gen. Lee Sun-jin, Korea's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), had a almost 2-hour video conference with his USA and Japanese counterparts Tuesday agreeing to bolster "substantive cooperation" between the three countries in response to the North's nuclear and missile threat.
The United States says it is willing to enter into talks with North Korea if it halts its nuclear and missile tests.
The data, according to Seoul, also indicated an increasingly solid weapons program in the rival country, Efe news reported.
David Wright, an expert on North Korea's missiles and nuclear program who is with the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the latest missile could have flown farther but was sacked on a "lofted" trajectory, which sends the missile high up so that it will land in the open seas rather than flying over or splashing down near neighboring countries. They later said it was probably a balloon carrying propaganda and that North Korean leaflets were found at the border.
North Korea conducted two nuclear tests previous year.
"It is important to lower North Korea's foreign currency earnings and prevent nuclear missile related shipment and technological transfer in order to prevent North Korea's nuclear missile development".