Published: Sat, September 23, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Senator launches push to expel North Korea from UN

Senator launches push to expel North Korea from UN

North Korea was scheduled to speak at the UN General Assembly on Friday night, but dropped off of its planned roster spot.

With missiles flying over Japan and the detonation of a suspected hydrogen bomb, putting North Korea years ahead of the point the world thought they were at technologically, President Trump strongly warned that if the United States is ever forced to defend itself or its allies, "It will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea".

Despite the pledge of coordination on North Korea at a trilateral summit Thursday between Abe, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In, distance remains between Tokyo and Seoul.

Hours later, Kim's foreign minister told reporters in NY that Pyongyang could launch a nuclear missile test in response.

North Korea has long said that its weapons tests are necessary because of USA hostility, which for Pyongyang includes the almost 80,000 US troops stationed in Japan and South Korea.

"I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the USA pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying [North Korea]", Kim added.

In what is believed to be a first for a North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un on September 22 directly issued a statement to the worldwide community, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump will "pay dearly" for his threats to destroy North Korea.

Granted, he called Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard" (a word to describe a fragile elderly person) and a "frightened dog".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Trump a "mentally deranged dotard" and threatened to "tame (Trump) with fire" for making comments to the United Nations about destroying the rogue nation.

Mr Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in committed to strengthen their "combined defence posture, including through South Korea's acquisition and development of highly advanced military assets" and "agreed to the enhanced deployment of U.S. strategic assets in and around South Korea on a rotational basis", the White House said in a statement.

Trump moved to slap more sanctions against the regime, after his first address at the UN.

Creating a strong link between North Korea and Japan in Trump's mind is an attempt to mitigate the risk that he could be swayed by the offer of a deal with Pyongyang mediated by a third party, potentially leaving Japan in the cold, he said.

She said that people in Pyongyang openly support Kim Jong-un because they would be killed if they didn't and that this applied even to "his inner-circle".

There may be smaller Chinese banks and firms dealing with Kim's regime that have little or no exposure to the USA financial system, Haggard said.

The executive order significantly expands the U.S. Treasury Department's ability to target individuals, companies and banks that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea, Trump said.

The United Nations has backed some of the Trump administration's efforts to sanction North Korea, including new sanctions banning coal exports and capping oil imports.

The comments were released on official state media.

And other experts point out that North Korea's nuclear weapons program has developed over decades, surviving periods of starvation and economic crisis.

It has said that the South's first female president, Park Geun-hye, was a "crafty prostitute" and suggested ex-President Barack Obama was her pimp.

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