Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve N.Korea crisis

07 September, 2017, 01:57 | Author: Garry Little
  • Putin lashes out at US, says Donald Trump 'is not my bride'

Resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis is impossible with sanctions and pressure alone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after meeting his South Korean counterpart, adding that the impact of cutting oil would be worrying.

Trump then offered, 'We had a very, very frank and very strong phone call'.

The statement comes after President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was weighing the fate of the 5-year-old trade deal. "Certainly, that's not our first choice, but we will see what happens", Trump said when asked if he is considering military action.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency Security Council meeting called in response to North Korea's Sunday nuclear test that the U.S. wants a new United Nations resolution with tougher sanctions adopted by next Monday.

President Donald Trump has spoken with the leaders of Britain and Australia about North Korea's latest nuclear test. Mattis also said that Trump had been briefed on various military options available to the United States. Trump repeated his commitment to "defending the homeland, territories, and allies of the United States, using all available diplomatic and military capabilities".

He accused North Korea's leaders of "needlessly and recklessly (putting) millions of people at risk including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights".

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Trump had been speaking to President Xi about the best approach to Kim Jong-Un's threatening nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

Mr Trump has been discussing the heightening tensions in recent days with other world leaders including Germany's Angela Merkel and South Korea's Moon Jae-in.

"But it is too early to say whether these strong words will be followed by strong actions and, if so, what those actions will entail and whether they will make any difference in altering North Korea's strategic calculus", he said.

China and Russian Federation have advocated a "freeze for freeze" plan, where the United States and Seoul stop major military drills in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programmes, but neither side is willing to budge.

North Korea's detonation of a hydrogen bomb on Sunday marked its most powerful nuclear test to date.

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