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U.S. Ambassador Haley: U.N. has exhausted options on North Korea

U.S. Ambassador Haley: U.N. has exhausted options on North Korea

Published 18/09/2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the U.N. Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear program and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon. [more…]

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats

U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats

Published 11/09/2017

The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Monday on a watered-down U.S.-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test, diplomats said, but it was unclear whether China and Russia would support it. [more…]

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

Published 11/09/2017

Denuclearization of the Korean peninsula should be achieved through peaceful and diplomatic means, China's foreign ministry said on Monday, as the United Nations discusses fresh sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test. [more…]

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on `reckless path`

South Korean foreign minister says North Korea on `reckless path`

Published 11/09/2017

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Monday North Korea is on a "reckless path" with its continued nuclear and missile provocations in defiance of international condemnation. [more…]

China`s Xi urges France to help restart talks on North Korea

China`s Xi urges France to help restart talks on North Korea

Published 08/09/2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he hoped France could play a "constructive role" in restarting talks on North Korea, state TV said, days after the reclusive country conducted its sixth nuclear test. [more…]

Most South Koreans don`t expect war with North, poll shows, as Trump highlights military option

Most South Koreans don`t expect war with North, poll shows, as Trump highlights military option

Published 08/09/2017

Most South Koreans doubt that North Korea will start a war, a survey showed on Friday, just days after the North's largest nuclear test, as President Donald Trump again highlighted the possibility of a U.S. military response. [more…]

Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of `global catastrophe`

Putin calls tougher North Korea sanctions senseless, warns of `global catastrophe`

Published 05/09/2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that imposing tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear missile programme would be counter-productive and said threats of military action could trigger "a global catastrophe". [more…]

China rules out military force as option to resolve Korean peninsula issues

China rules out military force as option to resolve Korean peninsula issues

Published 05/09/2017

The use of military force to resolve issues on the Korean peninsula is never an option, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, told a daily news briefing in Beijing on Tuesday. [more…]

Exclusive: Japan seeks new U.S. missile radar as North Korea threat grows – sources

Exclusive: Japan seeks new U.S. missile radar as North Korea threat grows – sources

Published 30/08/2017

Japan is worried the United States has so far declined to arm it with a powerful new radar, arguing the decision makes the U.S. missile defense system it plans to install much less capable of countering a growing North Korean threat, three sources said. [more…]

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

Published 30/08/2017

North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and U.S. officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. [more…]