China backs tougher measures against North Korea

Trump, South Korean President Scheduled To Talk

Trump, South Korean President Scheduled To Talk

Forced by the increasing threats from Pyongyang, the United States and South Korea had announced they would deploy four more interceptor launchers.

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday to address how best to deal with the latest incitement from the rogue state, which claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb over the weekend.

A panel of experts with the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee found North Korea nuclear facilities at Yongbyon, the test site at Punggye-ri and a uranium mine near Pyongsan are active, Voice of America reported Sunday.

"It is USA politicians and USA major media outlets that are begging for war not North Korea", because "North Korea has repeatedly and endlessly been open to negotiations", the activist said on Thursday night. "But I can tell you that North Korea is behaving badly, and its got to stop", he said.

SARAH SANDERS, White House Press Secretary: Now is not the time for us to spend a lot of time focused on talking with North Korea, but putting all measures of pressure that we can, and we're going to continue through that process.

Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police as the USA military added more launchers to the missile-defence system it installed in a southern town to handle North Korean threats.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that the North Korean nuclear crisis can not be resolved by sanctions alone, and urged the global community not to push Pyongyang into a corner.

The respected 38 North website, which is linked to Johns Hopkins University in the United States, published satellite images taken Monday showing changes in the surface at the Punggye-ri test site where the ground had been lifted into the air by the tremors, and small landslides going into stream beds.

Among the celebrations was a gala event in honor of North Korea's nuclear scientists, who successfully conducted the country's sixth nuclear test.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China would support the United Nations taking further measures against North Korea following its recent test.

Japan's UN Ambassador Koro Bessho called for UNSC to adopt swiftly a new resolution with further robust sanction measures against Pyongyang.

"(They discussed) a firm and united reaction towards North Korea's repeated provocations as it is a threat to world peace and security", the Elysee Palace told CNN.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed Thursday to exert stronger pressure on North Korea in the wake of a recent nuclear test by Pyongyang, including by the adoption of tougher United Nations sanctions.

"Does that mean that the diplomatic solution is easy? No!"

South Korea's acting deputy minister of defense policy informed parliament on Monday that there are signs of more aggressive missile launches by #North Korea.

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