North Korea‘s continued provocation has forced France to engage in a discussion with the US and Japan over applying more force on Pyongyang days after it fired its sixth and largest missile.
Reports say that France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed fresh sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Details of the telephone chat between the three leaders revealed that they all stressed the need for a “united and firm” reaction from the international community towards Pyongyang.
North Korea is reportedly planning another missile test to mark the country’s founding anniversary on Saturday, days after the pariah nation fired its sixth and largest missile.
As a yearly ritual, Pyongyang marks its founding anniversary with a big display of pageantry and military hardware. Last year, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on the Sept. 9 anniversary.
Only yesterday, Trump warned that an American military strike on North Korea is not inevitable, but it would be “a very sad day” for the Asian nation if it ever came to pass.
Speaking at a White House news conference after meeting the leader of Kuwait on Thursday, Trump said Pyongyang ‘is behaving badly and it’s got to stop’ as US officials eye policy of nuclear containment.
Trump’s comments came a day after the United States was forced to ask the UN Security Council to freeze the assets of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.
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