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Trump praises Xi for new United Nations sanctions on N.Korea

Trump praises Xi for new United Nations sanctions on N.Korea

President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments. The ongoing talks, which were first reported by The Associated Press, included discussions about U.S.

Following days of grave threats to North Korea, Trump directed his latest warning Friday directly to the communist country's leader, Kim Jong Un. This grim possibility necessarily comes with a question: can the USA, having attacked North Korea and started a calamitous war, claim it was done in "self defense"? Even if there were, the experts note it would need to be proportional, which doesn't exactly fit with United States officials threatening the "destruction" of not only North Korea, but its population.

People familiar with the contacts say the interactions have done nothing thus far to quell tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile advances, which are now fuelling fears of military confrontation.

Alaska's junior US Senator says President Donald Trump will need the approval of Congress if he wants to strike North Korea pre-emptively.

The man behind the documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" may not see eye-to-eye with Mr. Trump on environmental issues, but he told Newsweek for an interview published Friday that diplomatic crises over North Korea's nuclear weapons program is another story.

Later in the program, CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto argued Americans ought to take heed of Clapper's warnings as he has served the country in the intelligence community and military under presidents from both parties for more than 40 years.

Colbert had a pitch-perfect response to Trump's suggestion that North Korea will be "in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble" if it doesn't act responsibly: "Oh, my god".

The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a US attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un.

Despite outrage in the US with Mr Warmbier's treatment and sharp condemnation by President Trump, the US-North Korean interactions in NY continued.

That same month, Yun met high-level representatives from the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo, including Choi Sun Hee, the official who leads the North Korean Foreign Ministry's North America department. Warmbier, 22, was held in North Korea for 17 months and returned to the U.S.in a coma.

They included Mr Warmbier, who was imprisoned for stealing a propaganda poster and only allowed to return to the USA in June - in an unconscious state.