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Trump's Message For His 1st UN General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

17 September 2017

Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in NY next Thursday, McMaster said.

FILE - In this September 15, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he walks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to Marine One for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Just two days ago, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the latest in a series of missile tests defying the global community.

North Korea's leaders have repeatedly said they need nuclear weapons to defend themselves against "hostile" USA forces, 35,000 of which are stationed in South Korea.

"For those ... who have been commenting on a lack of a military option, there is a military option", he said, adding that it would not be the Trump administration's preferred choice.

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Seoul and Washington will seek "stronger, and more practical" measures against North Korea, South Korea's presidential office said Sunday.

"We will defend our people, our nations, and our civilisation from all who dare to threaten our way of life".

The United States has not ruled out military options against North Korea, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Friday, after Pyongyang launched another missile over Japan.

Last week, Trump and his top national security advisers said that there are military options available despite doubts from some experts.

"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. "That takes us a little while, as we amass everything and analyse it", Mattis said.

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The increasing levels of sanctions will cut off 90 percent of North Korea's trade.

"I personally think he slaps the right people, he hugs the right people, and he comes out with [the] USA being very strong in the end", she said.

"I believe it will further North Korea's isolation - diplomatic and economic isolation - because more and more nations are realising there's simply no collaboration with the global community". "That creates openings for other leaders like President Emmanuel Macron of France to step up and say that actually they are the guys who are going to lead the United Nations more effectively from now on".

North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile drill Friday under the personal guidance of its top leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea also has the world's largest standing army.

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Trump's Message For His 1st UN General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'