US calls for UNSC meet over North Korea draft resolution

U.S. Demands UN Security Council Meeting

Putin warns of 'global catastrophe' over North Korea impasse

Ahead of his meeting with Putin, Moon said the situation could get out of hand if North Korea's missile and nuclear tests aren't stopped. "We can and must achieve positive results", Putin said, speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum on Thursday. Those in their twenties were most opposed to the idea of acquiring nuclear weapons, while respondents 50 and above said the South should have them.

Trump stated that the USA thinks highly of China's role in addressing the current North Korean nuclear issues and is willing to enhance communications with Xi's government to find feasible solutions. It will lead to nothing, because what is happening now, of course, is a provocation from North Korea.

"I am sure that things will not go as far as a large-scale conflict, especially with the use of weapons of mass destruction", Mr Putin said.

"We're going to see what happens", Trump said when asked whether he is considering military action against North Korea.

From China's perspective, an oil cutoff would be a major step.

Guterres told reporters at United Nations headquarters in NY on Tuesday that North Korea's nuclear and missile tests threaten regional and worldwide stability.

Of course, Kim has upped the ante with his threats to target the USA mainland or territories. Policy requires a political decision by the president in consultation with civilian and military advisers - and with our key Asian allies, South Korea and Japan.

Pyongyang conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sunday, claiming it was a successful detonation of an H-bomb that can be mounted on a long-range missile.

The United States has tentatively concluded that North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb over the weekend, as the regime has claimed, a senior USA administration official said Thursday. North Korea has threatened that if harsher sanctions are approved, the US will pay "a due price".

"North Korea is behaving badly and it's got to stop, " Trump said, after praising United States military capability.

Trump again pointedly declined to rule out a United States military response following North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test as his administration seeks increased economic sanctions, saying Pyongyang was "behaving badly and it's got to stop".

"We're going to continue our peaceful pressure campaign as I have described it, working with allies, working with China as well to see if we can bring the regime in Pyongyang to the negotiating table", he said in the August 27 interview.

The announcement and North Korea's claim that it could mount the warhead on a missile dramatically upped the stakes in Pyongyang's standoff with the worldwide community over its banned weapons programmes. "It is the gangster-like logic that can not convince anyone", KCNA said in a Saturday commentary.

Washington and Seoul began deploying THAAD before a conservative South Korean government was ousted in a corruption scandal.

An anti-aircraft defence battalion held the exercises early on Tuesday, near the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from the Korean Peninsula, an official military website, www.81.cn, said.

The shaking was also reportedly felt in China, and satellite photos show the explosion also triggered rock slides near the test site.

South Korea installed the four remaining launchers of a U.S. anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on a former golf course south of its capital, Seoul, early on Thursday. There's environmental risks if radiation spills across its northeastern border. "And now that the DPRK is in possession of nuclear weapons, the likelihood that the Chinese could dictate any terms is even more remote".

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in continued seeking ways to cut North Korea's oil supply on September 7, in the face of resistance from Pyongyang's biggest suppliers: China and Russian Federation.

Blue House said that Moon had emphasized to Putin that "it is time for the UN Security Council to seriously consider ways to fundamentally block North Korea's source of income of foreign currency such as suspending supply of crude oils to North Korea and banning imports of overseas workers".

For Mr Chan to conclude that the key to a "nuclear-free" Korean Peninsula lies exclusively with the United States is naive and utterly incredulous in the context of his call to the Americans to accept the North Korean regime's acquisition and development of a nuclear arsenal for its own survival.

What Mattis also recognizes is that the costs of military action are too high, unless such action is required to prevent an attack on the United States. Putin did not say how close the two countries were to such an agreement.

He said sanctions and pressure should spur dialogue and negotiation between the sides toward the goal of a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula. In an interview with the Russian news agency TASS on Tuesday, Moon said he believes now is not the time for talks and that it is important for the global community to strengthen pressure against North Korea. Beijing worked with the United States to approve tough new export bans on North Korea last month, a strong signal of Chinese irritation with a regime it protects but can not fully control. China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it would take part in Security Council discussions in "a responsible and constructive manner". "Everyone needs to tango in sync, first and foremost the US and China".

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