Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

North Korea says USA to 'pay dearly' for Haley's 'hysteric fit'

North Korea says USA to 'pay dearly' for Haley's 'hysteric fit'

The official, who was briefing reporters on condition of anonymity under ground rules set by the administration, said the United States remains focused on building global pressure on North Korea rather than seeking talks.

During the meeting, their second in less than four months, Abe was expected to seek Putin's backing to increase pressure on the Kim Jong-un regime, according to the Japanese government.

The United States is now urging new and tougher U.N. sanctions, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to North Korea, in response to the nuclear test.

If the USA strikes first, North Korea could annihilate tens of thousands of South Korean civilians.

China is by far North Korea's biggest trading partner, accounting for 92 percent of two-way trade previous year.

Cheng Xiaohe, an associate professor of worldwide studies at Renmin University, said Beijing would probably support tougher United Nations sanctions to stop further North Korean provocations.

"In case the USA eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the US pays due price", the spokesman said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

Donald Trump says that North Korea is "behaving badly and it's got to stop".

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It now moves on to its next parliamentary stage where opposition MPs are expected to take a strong stance against it. The vote went 326 to 290 in favour of the Government, with seven Labour MPs defying the party whip.

The draft resolution circulated to the Security Council members came after North Korea's sixth nuclear test and repeated missile launches, BBC reported.

"It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament", CNN quoted the Prime Minister as saying at a meeting of defence officials here.

Though President Trump has claimed "talk of appeasement" with North Korea "will not work", Mr Putin said he believes the Trump administration is "willing to resolve the situation".

US President Donald Trump had previously warned that Washington could cut off trade with countries that do business with North Korea.

His foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the U.S. and even Europe "within months".

Kim Jong-un shows no such understanding.

In an angry response, South Korea conducted a live-fire exercise targeting the North's nuclear test site that included surface-to-surface and long-range air-to-ground missiles.

After Kim's pariah regime claimed it carried out a hydrogen bomb test over the weekend, USA officials have urged the UN Security Council to vote on new sanctions as early as next week. The deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system has angered North Korea but also China and Russian Federation, which see the system's powerful radar as a threat to their own security.

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