Russian Federation exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

Lavrov Russia not going to join Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Russian Federation exhorts Trump to counter 'Russo-phobic' intrigues

When news of the inter-Korean talks dominated usually bleak headlines about North Korea, Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster met with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts and dismissed the talks as "diversions."

Calling it the "last chance", Trump said that without an agreement, the US would withdraw "immediately".

While Trump has repeatedly been a critic of the deal, calling it the "worst deal ever" that does not serve Americans, he has continued to threaten the deal's future.

"Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea", Trump said during an Oval Office interview with Reuters.

The worldwide community must build on the "small signs of hope" from the recent s between the two Koreas to pursue diplomacy and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, the United Nations chief said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that global concerns over nuclear weapons were now at the highest they had been since the Cold War. "I remain deeply concerned over the growing risk of military confrontation and the unimaginable consequences that would result". According to the USA president, Russian Federation is allegedly helping North Korea by supplying the country with fuel in violation of worldwide sanctions. It was precisely on the DPRK that a greater commitment was needed to solve tensions on the Korean peninsula, he deemed.

Yet his directional shift has compromised America's image overseas, left the world uncertain about United States policy on key issues and has allied leaders foundering as they work out whether flattering, appeasing, teaching or ignoring Trump works best.

The sanctions now bar nearly all exports from North Korea and all oil exports to the country, except for 500,000 barrels of refined fuel annually, as US Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Economic Bureau Sandra Oudkirk explained in a telephone briefing with African journalists on Wednesday.

"U.S. intelligence agencies reduced the time that they estimate it will take North Korea to develop a missile that could carry a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on top of the missile, capable of surviving the stresses of re-entry, and delivering it to the United States", DiMaggio said.

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The official said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "openly trumpeted" at the meeting that the US and its allies would intensify the pressure campaign against the North Korea by limiting export of oil and industrial products, strengthening naval control and expelling North Korean workers overseas until it stops its nuclear program.

In remarks cited by Canadian media, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang also decried the summit, arguing that it "reflects Cold War thinking, which will only create divisions in the global community and undermine the joint efforts that are being made to resolve properly the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue".

But there was no sign of warming relations between the USA and during the meeting.

Guterres spoke alongside Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, at a Security Council meeting on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

"The North Korean leadership sees its nuclear program as its only source of security against regime change by the hands of the United States".

As for, Haley said "the regime in Tehran is the leading cause of instability in an unstable part of the world". Then he said also some negative things in terms of what's going on elsewhere.

By contrast, Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev and China's Wu touted the nuclear deal as a model for future agreements.

Notably, costs of fighting against North Korea will only be calculated increasingly in favor of Pyongyang, alongside its nuclear weapons program progressing further, which makes this potential conflict unthinkable.

Mendoza said Trump's pressure appeared to have prompted European leaders to up military spending, and he praised the President for enforcing a red line against the use of chemical weapons in Syria with military action - unlike Obama.

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