U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged African leaders on Friday to take further actions to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear and missile programs, including downgrading diplomatic ties and expelling North Korean laborers.
“All nations must act to implement U.N. sanctions in full,” Tillerson told a trade and security gathering with African ministers. “Further, I urge you to take additional measures to pressure the DPRK by downgrading your diplomatic relationships with the regime, severing economic ties, expelling all DPRK laborers and reducing North Korea’s presence in your country.”
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that Sudan had committed to severing trade and military ties with North Korea.
President Donald Trump is delivering a blunt warning to North Korea: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.”
In a speech in South Korea, US president tells Pyongyang it will face disaster unless leader abandons his nuclear ambitions
Donald Trump has delivered a stark personal message to Kim Jong-un, saying North Korea will face disaster unless he gives up his nuclear ambitions.
Speaking in front of lawmakers at South Korea’s national assembly, the US president offered a “brighter path” if Pyongyang abandoned its weapons programme, leaving the door open to diplomacy, but also warned that the US was prepared to use military means if necessary.
“The weapons that you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger,” he said. “Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face.”