Trump Accuses Russia of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

Frederick Owens
January 19, 2018

An angry President Donald Trump lashed out at The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, claiming the newspaper deliberately misquoted a single word in a 45-minute interview during its hunt for "fake news".

North Korea's official state-run media called Trump's nuclear button tweet the "spasm of a lunatic", The Associated Press reports.

"They're not there yet", Trump said of the North's capability to deliver a nuclear tipped missile to the continental United States.

According to Robert Carlin, a visiting fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, since Moon took office a year ago the North has never mentioned his name when critiquing South Korea.

North and South Korea began talks last week for the first time in more than two years and agreed on Wednesday to field a combined women's ice hockey team and march together under one flag at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

But the USA, which at the summit will review with its allies the effectiveness of current sanctions against the hermit kingdom and explore adding more, remains sceptical that Kim is ready to negotiate away his weapons program.

Working in what the US State Department calls "slave-like" labor, they are among an estimated 50,000 workers in Russian Federation from the isolated state. Trump would not say whether he has ever spoken to Kim, whom he has mocked as "Little Rocket Man".

Seoul and Pyongyang reinforce the talks in various spheres, Russian Federation and China propose to work for an atmosphere of regional peace, to which they add Japan, but only the United States 'the older brother, seeks confrontation.

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The article used the tweet as a justification for why North Korea should build up its own nuclear arsenal.

Hook told a briefing in Washington that participants, including U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, would examine how to boost maritime security around North Korea to intercept ships trying to defy sanctions as well as "disrupting funding and disrupting resources".

"I think we all need to be very sober and clear-eyed about the current situation", he said. He went on to threaten that the US arsenal "works".

"It is time to talk, but they have to take the step to say they want to talk".

"They re not there yet, but they re close".

Mr. Hook said that that United Nations member states could show more commitment of goal by approving the listing of the ships that have been exporting oil to the North Korean regime and have them banned from docking in other foreign ports in the world.

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