North Korea Update

Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 10:06 am

In response to continued Nuclear testing & threats against the US Mainland, President Trump alongside his South Korean counterpart have agreed to “maximize pressure” on Pyongyang. This comes after Donald Trump approved a weapons deal worth billions with Seoul.

The news comes shortly after President Trump slammed Chinese leadership for their “failure” to help put an end to North Korea’s recent string of tests & threats.

Trump went on to pledge to strengthen joint military efforts and to lift current restrictions on South Korean missile payload capabilities.

Earlier today in response to North Korean aggression, U.S ambassador to the U.N: Nikki Hayley said at an emergency U.N Security Council meeting that North Korea is “begging for war”

“War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited.”

“The United States will look at every country that does business with North Korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions.” Ms. Hayley said, implying sanctions against countries that conduct business with the Hermit state.

In response to the rising tensions on the peninsula, both China and Russia have suggested a two prong solution which suggests the North suspends its nuclear ambitions in exchange for the end of U.S-South Korean military drills. Drills, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un view as “a rehearsal for invasion”

The UN Security Council emergency meeting comes 6 days after it condemned North Korea for its “outrageous” ballistic missile launch over Japan.

By Aaron O’Leary – Media Bias Fact Check

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