United States pushes Asian nations on North Korea

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Southeast Asian countries are "not happy" with North Korea's missile tests, Cambodia's foreign minister said on Wednesday, calling them a threat to regional security.

North Korean state TV's famous news anchor defiantly announced that the country would never put its weapons on the negotiating table, despite what the North has labelled "fabricated" United Nations sanctions.

All 15 members of the Security Council, including the North's longtime allies China and Russian Federation, approved the resolution.

Thomas Byrne, president of the New York-based The Korea Society, said the sanctions, if enforced, "are very significant".

When CBS News visited North Korea in the spring, we watched as Kim unveil a massive new neighborhood of shimmering high rises; his way of showing the world that six previous rounds of United Nations sanctions over more than a decade have not worked.

Moon, who returned from summer vacation on Saturday, is expected to have phone calls with his USA and Japanese counterparts about the latest developments.

"This was a victory for the Trump administration, to see these sanctions, to convince China and Russian Federation to join, but the North Koreans prize above all else the possession of these nuclear weapons", Burns said on "CBS This Morning".

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington wants eventually to talk to North Korea, but thinks discussions would not be productive if Pyongyang comes with the intention of maintaining its nuclear weapons.

"Over the last 11 years, we have not seen the level of sanctions necessary, and we know that non-North Koreans are facilitating North Korea's sanctions evasion", said Ruggiero, who regretted that United Nations sanctions are focusing primarily on the North Koreans. The United States had to figure out how far China and Russian Federation were willing to go.

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Wang also urged the USA and South Korea "to stop increasing tensions" and said that all sides should return to negotiations.

The benefit of those sanctions, Fishman said, is that it would then be up to the U.S.to go after Chinese firms that help the Kim regime circumvent sanctions on its military programs and sever them from the dollar-based global financial system.

In their first meeting since Kono took up his new post in last week's Cabinet reshuffle, he and Tillerson agreed to hold the next round of four-way security talks between their foreign and defense ministers "at an early date", according to the Japanese official.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha urged Ri on Sunday to respond as soon as possible to an offer to resume talks between the two countries, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing an unidentified foreign ministry official from Seoul.

Tillerson is offering his most specific outline to date of what preconditions the US has for talks with Pyongyang.

The Security Council unanimously approved the sanctions on North Korea, including banning coal and other exports worth over $1 billion.

BANG KWANG HYUK, Spokesman, North Korean Delegation (through interpreter): We affirmed that we will never place our nuclear and ballistic missiles program on the negotiating table and won't budge an inch on strengthening nuclear armament.

Another big thing the sanctions don't address is the oil that China exports to North Korea.

Wang also met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Manila late yesterday.

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