The Latest: Japan says allies working on new UN resolution
Pyongyang, North Korea – The last to launch its second intercontinental ballistic missile in North Korea (all local times):
The Japanese Foreign Minister said the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will work closely with South Korea for a new resolution of the Security Council U.N. Which includes tougher measures against North Korea following its second test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Kyodo news service said Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held telephone talks with Tillerson hours after the latest launch of a Pyongyang missile that analysts estimate to reach the American continent.
Kishida told reporters that he and Tillerson agreed that “they absolutely can not tolerate” North Korean provocations, including the launching of the Friday missile, which fell within the exclusive 200-mile economic zone of Japan. He said they also agreed to appeal to China and Russia.
Tillerson also spoke by phone with his South Korean counterpart.
China, for its part, urged its ally North Korea to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions U.N. And put an end to any likely moves to increase tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington will never accept a nuclear North Korea and called on China and Russia to do more to stem the growing threat to regional and global stability posed by Pyongyang missiles.
Hours after North Korea’s second test on the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the Americas, Tillerson said in a statement that the shooting was a blatant violation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions that reflect the will Of the international community.
He said: “All nations must have a strong public stance against North Korea in maintaining and strengthening UN sanctions to ensure that North Korea will face consequences for its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to lend “.
Tillerson also said Russia and China are “the main economic drivers of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile development” and a “unique and special responsibility for this growing threat to regional and global stability.”
He said the United States is seeking the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the final war actions of North Korea.
He said that Washington “will never accept a nuclear North Korea or abandon commitment to our allies and partners in the region.”
South Korea says it will deploy US strategic military resources on the Korean peninsula and plans to place additional launchers of a US missile system on its ground floor after the second test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in North Korea.
The latest measures announced by South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo on Saturday after the launch has left analysts conclude that the mainland of the United States were now within the reach of North Korea’s weapons .
Song to the press in Seoul that was to discuss with US military commanders in South Korea to temporarily put additional THAAD launchers. Currently there are two THAAD operational launchers in the south and one THAAD battery consists of six.
Song did not specify what the strategic assets are, but usually refers to American bombers and aircraft carriers.