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United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior

United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior

North Korea's latest missile launch renewed discussion in the Trump administration about how military force could be used to stop Kim Jong Un's development of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles. They plan to meet this week at the U.N. General Assembly.

The missile is said to have flown some 3,700 kilometers, further than the distance between North Korea and Guam, which Pyongyang threatened on August 9. "This includes the regime of North Korea, which has one again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors, and the entire world community".

Diplomacy on the North Korean nuclear standoff has been stalled for years.

". Additional provocations will only further isolate the country (North Korea) diplomatically and economically, and will eventually lead down the path of its own collapse".

Recently, North Korea conducted a missile test that was capable of reaching Guam which falls in the U.S. as it flew 2,300 miles.

North Korea fired the intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan that landed in the Pacific, responding to new United Nations sanctions with its furthest-ever missile flight.

"Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with USA and make the USA rulers dare not talk about military option for North Korea", he was quoted as saying by KCNA. "The United Nations, of course, holds tremendous potential to realize its founding ideals, but only if it's run more efficiently and effectively", McMaster said. Some 25 million people live in the metropolitan area of Seoul, U.S. ally South Korea's capital, well within range of the North's extensive artillery.

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Trump has threatened "fire and fury" in response to North Korea's threats.

As president-elect, he called the United Nations.

She says war is undesirable but adds that "something has got to be done" if North Korea continues to threaten the USA and its allies.

The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned the launch of yet another ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and called on the country's leadership to halt such activities and explore resumption of honest dialogue on denuclearisation.

Lisa Collins, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said other nations will be watching the United States at the U.N. next week to determine Trump's next steps.

During the 25-minute call, Trump and Moon condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, pledging to work with the global community to implement the latest UN Security Council resolution. "Hopefully there will be coordination with allies on their policy lines before he adds anything to the speech about North Korea".