Korea closely monitors China's further moves over THAAD deployment

Putin warns of'global catastrophe over North Korea impasse

Putin warns of'global catastrophe over North Korea impasse

Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the deployment of an advanced USA missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, near the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

According to a United Nations draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday, the United States wants the United Nations to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban the country's exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean labourers as part of new sanctions on the North.

Abe and Putin also agreed in talks on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok to conduct joint economic activities on disputed islands off Hokkaido in five areas: aquaculture, greenhouse farming, tourism, wind power and waste reduction.

"We should not give in to emotions and push Pyongyang into a corner", Mr Putin said in a news conference after meeting Mr Moon.

The NATO military alliance is calling for worldwide pressure to be ratcheted up against North Korea following its latest nuclear test.

A THAAD battery normally consists of six launchers that can fire up to 48 interceptor missiles, but only two launchers been operational at the site, on a former golf course.

North Korea on Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), North Korea's Central Television announced.

(RUSSIAN) "Such project will not only reinforce our economic cooperation but will solve all problems of the Korean Peninsula". North Korea will have no future if these tests continue, he said.


Washington's military buildup is not primarily aimed at North Korea, an impoverished country that was almost entirely destroyed by the USA in the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The new law enforcement officers arrived in 12 buses, a move that could mean more police could be mobilized ahead of the deployment of four additional THAAD launchers.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned that it "can only severely damage the strategic security balance in the region", harm the strategic interests of other countries such as China and cause further antagonism on the Korean Peninsula.

"The idea that some have suggested a so-called "freeze for freeze" is insulting", United States ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

Her comments come as the federal government is considering how to evacuate the 200,000 Australians in north Asia should tensions with North Korea escalate into war. "China has not just influence but has numerous levers that are needed to change behaviour in North Korea", Fallon told BBC radio.

Putin also called for the re-implementation of global law and dialogue among concerned parties over the North Korea issue.

Experts say the distance and trajectory achieved in recent missile tests show that North Korea's claims to be able to hit the U.S. could be legitimate.

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