UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on NKorea

Dec 04, 2017, 00:52
UN Security Council to hold ministerial meeting on NKorea

"I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem", McMaster told an audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California when asked if North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday had increased the chance of war.

The United Nations Security Council is set to meet later this month to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme after the reclusive country tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching anywhere in the continental USA earlier this week.

Japan announced Friday it will host a ministerial meeting of the U.N. Security Council on December 15 focused on finding peaceful ways to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Pyongyang has been under United Nations sanctions since 2006 over its ballistic missiles and nuclear programs.

As the only nation to suffer a nuclear attack in World War II, he said Japan feels very strongly that North Korea's nuclear program needs to be stopped.

That sparked a strong rebuke Friday from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. It was North Korea's most powerful weapons test yet.

"What matters is the fact that the drill simulating an actual war is to be staged at a time when insane President Trump is running wild", a commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency said.

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Washington is battling to maintain global solidarity in the face of the North nuclear threat after Russian Federation warned that sanctions have failed and China sidestepped talk of an oil embargo. It has been set up under the South Korean army's Special Warfare Command.

Pyongyang condemned the scheduled annual drill.

The tension in the Korean Peninsula is extremely high.

North Korea on Sunday blasted the United States and South Korea as "warmongers" on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war.

"The facts above evidently show who is the real nuclear war maniac and the "nuclear demon" that disrupts and destroys peace of the Korean peninsula and the world", the statement added, the North's official news agency KCNA reported.

North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful new ICBM on Wednesday that put the entire US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons.

But analysts remain unconvinced that it has mastered the advanced technology to allow the rocket to survive re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.

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