South Korea installs United States missile defence system

Posted September 10, 2017

A brief statement from the US Mission to the United Nations late Friday said: "This evening, the United States informed the UN Security Council that it intends to call a meeting to vote on a draft resolution to establish additional sanctions on North Korea on Monday, September 11".

Putin, for his part, will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Wednesday at a long planned conference in Vladivostok. It will take a united worldwide front to crack down effectively on the sources providing North Korea with the hard currency and materiel that sustain its nuclear efforts. Later that day he fired off another tweet suggesting that the considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea".

Crisis on the peninsula will not be defused by sanctions and pressure alone, he said.

President Donald Trump stepped back from the possibility of imminent military action against North Korea on Thursday, saying such an event is neither inevitable nor preferable.

Abe urged Moon to steadily uphold a 2015 deal under which the two countries agreed to "finally and irreversibly" resolve the decades-old issue, with Japan disbursing 1 billion yen ($9.1 million) past year to a South Korean fund to support former comfort women and their families, according to the Japanese official.

Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, is also expected to oppose the oil embargo as he is urging other countries not to "give in to emotions and push Pyongyang into a corner".

The announcement by the Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry on Friday came hours after Mexico's government said it declared North Korean Ambassador Kim Hyong Gil as persona non grata and ordered him to leave the country within 72 hours in response to Sunday's nuke test.

North Korea has been able to conduct multiple tests of ballistic missiles and carry out nuclear tests because it is able to circumvent loosely enforced sanctions, according to a South Korean television network. Experts say Moscow must know this, and its persistence shows that Putin is really more interested in helping Russian Federation assert itself and gain leverage against the United States.

For North Korea watchers and nonproliferation experts, the development was neither shocking nor surprising.

"I wish to propose to all leaders in Northeast Asia to begin our discussions for the establishment of a super grid in Northeast Asia with a greater vision of forming a Northeast Asian economic bloc and a multilateral security system", he said. South Korea has claimed that the North is making preparations for another ICBM test.

Japan's latest estimate far exceeded the yield of between 50 and 100 kilotons indicated by UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman at the UN Security Council.

Several U.S. military vehicles, including trucks carrying payloads covered in black sheets that appeared to be launchers, had been seen heading toward the site.

Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of weapons tests, the latest a detonation Sunday of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the us mainland.