Moon and Trump agree on need for stronger North Korea sanctions

Sep 17, 2017
A man watches a television screen showing US President Donald Trump (right) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. The signs read “Need sanctions on North Korea.“ Photo by AP

SEOUL: South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s presidential office said following a telephone call between the two leaders on Sunday.

“The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation, and exert stronger and practical sanctions on North Korea so that it realises provocative actions leads to further diplomatic isolation and economic pressure,” Blue House spokesman Park Soo-hyun said in a televised briefing.

The Blue House said Moon and Trump had strongly condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, and agreed that the two nations would work with the international community to implement the latest UN Security Council’s resolution 2375, Park said. –Reuters