N Korean missiles passing over Japan must not become routine


N Korean missiles passing over Japan must not become routine

The UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions against North Korea in the wake of that test.

The US and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.

The missile blasted off from near the Sunan International Airport north of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, and flew about 2,300 miles, flying over northern Japan, the South Korean military said in a statement.

It said he added that the U.S trade deficit with South Korea was limited to products and was shrinking while South Korea continued to post large trade deficits with the United States in the service sector. One critic tells VOA that Pyongyang will divert at least 30% of food aid "to the military or the elite".

It said Beijing "will never accept the "responsibility" imposed by the U.S".

North Korea is expected to be a main talking point at the UN General Assembly in NY this week.

Trump will first meet Moon, then have lunch with Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, then meet separately with Abe.

North Korea's foreign minister likened USA president Donald Trump to a "barking dog", after Trump warned that he would "totally destroy" the North is it threatened the USA and its allies.

"It's not as if they chose to launch a test missile after the United Nations sanctions last Monday", Davis said.

The Guardian: Latest North Korea missile test ends South's talk of engagement - "For some diplomats there is a fear that mounting sanctions are not deterring Kim, and are only incentivising him to speed up his programme".

South Korea's unification ministry agreed to provide the funds, just days after the United Nations security council agreed to a further round of sanctions, in response to the regime's most recent nuclear test.

The New York Times reports, "On Thursday, South Korea announced plans to donate $4.5 million to help the World Food Program provide nutrition-rich supplies to North Korean hospitals and day care centers". Long gas lines forming in North Korea.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in depart after delivering a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. Cui also stressed that the United States "cannot simply foist the [North Korean nuclear and missile] issue on China".

Also on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting on Monday, Lavrov held talks with Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono focusing on the North Korea crisis, underling the need to settle the issue through further dialog and diplomacy.

Asked at an off-camera briefing at the Pentagon if there are military options that would not put Seoul at "grave risk?" But other non-kinetic options could include a show of force in the air or on land in the region or increasing the U.S. military presence in the area by deploying more ships or troops.