Rex Tillerson Chairs UN Meeting To Discuss Tensions With North Korea
Tillerson Urges UN Council To Act Before North Korea Does
After North Korea launched a second failed missile into the Sea of Japan, which was believed to be a form of scud missile, designed to eventually target ships. Officials believe the missile broke up in mid-flight.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a recent UN Security Council Meeting to discuss the threat. “Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences,” said Tillerson. “I urge this council to act before North Korea does.”
Tillerson believes nations should fully implement existing UN sanctions, cut economic relations, and downgrade diplomatic relations with the totalitarian country.
China Seems Reluctant To Truly Help US
Fox News reports:
“The Secretary of State then singled out China. It accounts for 90 percent of North Korea’s trade. China wants the US to halt its military exercises with South Korea and suspend the deployment of a defense system in South Korea (THAAD), in exchange for North Korea surrendering its nuclear missile program.”
“The US has rejected that deal, arguing its military exercises and missile systems are defensive, where as North Korea is threatening the region and the world. Senior US officials say they are waiting to see if China’s actions will soon match its rhetoric.”
Trump Warns North Korea Of “Major Conflict”
CBS News reports:
“President Trump sounded a warning: “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” he said. His comments rattled U.S. ally South Korea, whose leaders were also surprised to hear Mr. Trump insist that they pay $1 billion for a controversial missile defense system.”
“The U.S. installed it earlier this week and last year agreed to pay for its operation in a signed accord. “It’s the most incredible equipment you have ever seen. It shoots missiles right out of the sky. And it protects them. I want to protect them. We are going to protect them,” Mr. Trump said.”