Aussies in Asia warned about North Korea


"North Korea's nuclear test is a flagrant violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions".

"We strongly urge North Korea to face up to the firm will of the worldwide community on the issue of de-nuclearisation of the (Korean) Peninsula and earnestly abide by the relevant resolutions of the Council", said Liu Jieyi, the Chinese ambassador to the UN.

"The global political situation has become very serious due to North Korea's repeated provocations", the South Korean leader told the Russian president as the two held a bilateral summit here in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok.

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to discuss "ongoing efforts to maximise pressure on North Korea". You may also have noticed that after the DPRK's 6th nuclear test and amid the strong responses from the worldwide community, many countries have stressed in their statements and remarks that peaceful solution will be the only correct way out of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.

Nebenzia said he hasn't seen the draft resolution and told reporters Haley's deadline is "a little premature" especially since the Security Council was on a visit to Ethiopia and isn't scheduled to meet again until September 11.

He said on Wednesday it was inevitable oil supplies to the North would be cut and asked Putin to cooperate.

"China strongly urges the United States and South Korea to pay attention to China and other regional nations' security interests and concerns, immediately halt the progress of the relevant deployment, and remove the relevant equipment", he said.

The White House is stressing the USA and Chinese leaders' joint commitment to ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

"So we reserve the right to decide on the number of American diplomats in Moscow", he said at the Xiamen conference.

"President Trump noted that this latest provocation only serves to increase the global community's resolve to counter North Korea's prohibited activities", the White House said in a read out of the call. It came from an underground explosion in North Korea.

In addition the U.S. said it may stop trading with any country that does business with North Korea.

Koro Bessho is Japan's ambassador to the United Nations.

"His abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats shows that he is begging for war", U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.

In response to North Korea's test, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of a "massive military response" if the United States perceives a threat to itself or its allies.

The call comes as the U.N. Security Council is holding its second emergency meeting in a week about North Korea after the country said it detonated a hydrogen bomb underground Sunday.