Australia, South Korea call for tougher United Nations sanctions to isolate North Korea
Sep 04, 2017, 11:44
Harris and Song talked about the grave threat posed by North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs, as well as bilateral coordination measures to effectively respond to provocations on the Korean Peninsula, she said.
Trump also gave "conceptual" approval to the purchase by the South of billions of dollars of US military hardware, the White House said.
A shallow, 6.3 magnitude quake shook North Korea on Sunday, hours after the rogue state said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses "great destructive power".
Park Soo-hyun, the spokesman for Seoul's presidential office, said the leaders had reached an agreement in principle to loosen - "to the extent hoped by the South Korean side" - limits on the South's ballistic missile capability.
Impoverished North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.
Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the North's ruling Workers' Party, issued sarcastic remarks in a commentary on Saturday (2 September), saying the allies' military drills to detect and destroy the reclusive state's transporter-erector-launcher (TEL) was nothing by "laughable".
Pyongyang fired an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 over Japan early on Tuesday, which it said was a mere "curtain-raiser" for the North's "resolute countermeasures" against ongoing US-South Korean military drills.
That followed the test launch of two long-range ballistic missiles in July in a sharply lofted trajectory that demonstrated a potential range of 10,000 km (6,000 miles) or more that would put many parts of the USA mainland within striking distance.
North Korea's biggest nuclear test to date was condemned around the world on Sunday, with the United Nations nuclear watchdog expressing grave concern and Russian Federation saying it could lead to serious consequences.The explosion of what North Korea said was an advanced hydrogen bomb caused residents across the border in China to flee their homes, fearing an natural disaster. Pacific Command and South Korea's defense minister, a Pacom spokeswoman said.
The two countries agreed to the cap as part of a commitment to a voluntary worldwide arms-control pact known as the Missile Technology Control Regime, aimed at limiting the proliferation missiles and nuclear weapons.
North Korea is reported to have used a TEL to move a ballistic missile and make it stand upright to avoid getting monitored by the South's spy satellites.
Beyond the economic impact, top members of Trump's national security team have expressed concerns it could divide what is now a united coalition of nations in the region confronting North Korea over its nuclear program. "President Trump provided his conceptual approval of planned purchases by South Korea of billions of dollars in American military equipment".
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