UNGA: All eyes on North Korean foreign minister’s address

RSTV Bureau

North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho is said to address United Nation General Assembly later today. His address comes a day after US President Donald Trump ramped up sanctions on Pyongyang.

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,

“We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea,” Trump told reporters in New York on Thursday, two days after he warned North Korea of “total destruction” if its leader Kim Jong-Un, whom he mockingly described as a “Rocket Man”, continued with his provocative behaviour.

US sharply ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Korea’s nuclear weapons drive, targeting the regime’s trading partners with a sweeping ban on business. Trump unveiled the new measures as he met with the leaders of allies Japan and South Korea, even as key players China and Russia voiced unease with his more aggressive approach.

Meanwhile, in Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un mocked Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” — and warned he will make the US president “p