Trump seeks UN's help on dealing with North Korea

resident Trump took early leave from July 4 celebrations to call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations' Security Council to discuss how to respond to a new North Korean missile launch.
By Leon Clarke | Jul 05, 2017
President Trump took early leave from July 4 celebrations to call for an emergency meeting of the United Nations' Security Council to discuss how to respond to a new North Korean missile launch. The meeting will likely take place on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the U.S. mission to the UN.
North Korea had built an intercontinental ballistic missile, a Hwasong-14, and launched it 580 miles that day from a site in its North Phyongan province into the sea of Japan. U.S. experts determined that this missile is capable of reaching Alaska.
Trump also blasted North Korea on Twitter: "North Korea just launched another missile. Does this guy not have anything better to do with his life?" He also suggested that China should get more involved in deterring North Korean missile testing: "Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!"
The United Nations has until now not received much respect from Trump. In January, he lambasted it on Twitter as "not a friend of democracy" and "just a club for a bunch of people to get together, talk, and have a good time." And less than a week ago, his administration prevailed upon the UN to cut its own peacekeeping budget by $600 billion.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters that the Trump administration takes the North Korea threat very seriously and called its latest actions a "new escalation" to the threat the communist state poses to the United States and the world.

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