USA lawmaker wants North Korea out of the UN

Erika Holt
September 19, 2017

The US Pacific Command said the North Korean missile that passed over Japan travelled 3,700 kilometers and landed in the Pacific Ocean.

US President Donald Trump has been briefed on North Korea's recent missile attack.

People watch a TV screen showing a local news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.

The Security Council stressed in a statement after a closed-door emergency meeting that all countries must "fully, comprehensively and immediately" implement all United Nations sanctions.

The 15-member Security Council also emphasized the vital importance of the DPRK immediately showing honest commitment to denuclearization through concrete action and stressed the importance of working to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond. This is South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Pyongyang had fired its second missile over Japan in less than a month on Friday, prompting the United States to say it has military options to deal with the North, signalling its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin.

The move comes a day Pyongyang threatened that the four main Japanese islands "should be sunken into the sea" with its nuclear bomb and the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution imposing new sanctions against it for its September 3 nuclear test, its most powerful by far.

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At the White House press briefing on Friday, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster declared, "We're out of time".

Instead, he said, the worldwide community should strictly implement the sanctions imposed on North Korea by the U.N. Security Council.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency carried Kim's comments on Saturday - a day after USA and South Korean militaries detected the missile launch from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. Then in August, the country tested the weapon twice, sending shockwaves across the region. "Rockets, though, we ought to probably not laugh too much about because they do represent a great threat to all".

"(The US) is disseminating the fraudulent claim that the sanctions and pressure are geared to the so-called peaceful solution.

During Defense Secretary James Mattis's visit to his base, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told reporters, "I'm assuming it was a hydrogen bomb".

Brussels: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for a global response to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it a reckless breach of United Nations resolutions.

This weekend United States bombers and fighter jets took part in a new show of force against North Korea. The North accuses the United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies.

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