Trump to work on building business ties at United Nations assembly

17 September, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Trump to work on building business ties at United Nations assembly

McMaster said that reform of the U.N.is very much on the table at the meeting in general, with focus on ideas for making the notoriously inefficient organization, whose biennial core budget is $5.4 billion, more streamlined. He backed up his words with action, ordering a test launch of South Korean missiles into the sea, on a trajectory precisely long enough to have wiped out the launch site for North Korea's ICBM if the weapons were aimed in that direction.

North Korea on Friday fired a missile which flew over Japan, but resulted in Japanese citizens being told to take cover.

The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on North Korea's missile launch.

"After seeing our capabilities, I am more confident than ever that our options are not only effective but overwhelming", Trump said.

Ethiopia's U.N. Mission, which holds the council presidency this month, said closed-door consultations will take place Friday afternoon at the request of the United States and Japan. North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under Kim Jong Un's leadership to accelerate a weapons programme created to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile.

At the beginning of this year, North Korea's Kim announced plans to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that could strike the US mainland. Afterward, in a statement, the council condemned the "highly provocative launch" and called on North Korea to reduce tensions on the peninsula.

"For those who have said and have been commenting about the lack of a military option, there is a military option", he insisted. "It's not what we'd prefer to do". And he wants to slash USA financial contributions to the U.N. Richard Gowan is a U.N. expert with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

"At that point, you know, there's not a whole lot the Security Council is going to be able to do", Ambassador Nikki Haley said, claiming global sanctions already have cut off 90 percent of North Korea's trade and 30 percent of its oil.

South Korea's Defense Ministry says the country's military conducted a live-fire ballistic missile drill in response to the North's launch.

Tillerson noted that China, which supplies North Korea with most of its oil, and Russian Federation, as the largest employer of North Korean forced labor, have a unique responsibility in the diplomatic situation. As president-elect, he called it, quote, "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time".

BENNETT: As President Trump in the role of statesman next week projects to the world his impression of the United Nations and his vision for American foreign policy. She expected a Trump call for maximum pressure on North Korea.

"I think it's a signal that the USA takes the General Assembly much less seriously than it did under President Obama", said Gowan. "Hopefully there will be coordination with allies on their policy lines before he adds anything to the speech about North Korea".

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