U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday called on the global community to better comply with nonproliferation commitments in the face of North Korea's continued nuclear arms development, in a speech here warning countries against developing such weapons.
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia took issue with the meeting, saying a discussion on nonproliferation "should be general, not pegged to someone's idea of 'pariah states.'" He said a US "concept note" sent to council members before the meeting "artificially links three country situations which have absolutely nothing to do with each other". The People's Daily also said that sanctions must not interfere with legal trade between North Korea and the outside world or even harm everyday people, adding that "sanctions are not a tool for stifling the regime".
An emergency management official says Hawaii would face thousands of casualties and severe infrastructure damage from a North Korean missile.
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in NY.
"Director General Choe is scheduled to visit Moscow late next week to hold talks with Oleg Burmistrov, Russia's ambassador-at-large", the source said, referring to Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American department at North Korea's foreign ministry.
South Korean media report North Korea's top diplomat says his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill leader Kim Jong Un's vow to take the "highest-level" action against the United States.
Such a test would be considered a major provocation by the U.S., South Korea and Japan.
In response, Kim said Trump will "pay dearly" for threatening to destroy North Korea.
Ri Yong Ho made the comments on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in NY, the Yonhap news agency reported.
President Donald Trump is again assailing North Korea Kim Jong Un, saying that he "will be tested like never before".