Now is not time to talk to N. Korea

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According to The Observatory of Economic Complexity, a leading data visualisation site for global trade data, India ($97.8m), Pakistan ($43.1m) and Burkina Faso ($32.8m) are the top export destinations of North Korea after China ($2.34b).

It would allow the government to immediately alert Australians of any changes to the situation and know where Australians were if an evacuation was necessary.

Speaking to The Today Show on Thursday, Turnbull had this to say when asked whether Australia is "going to war?".

North Korea's urban elites are Kim Jong Un's new weak spot.

Mr Turnbull said he and Mr Trump are "absolutely of the one mind in condemning" North Korea's "reckless conduct".

"It would be a suicide note on the part of Kim Jong-un but it would be a complete catastrophe", he said.

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Monday accused North Korean leader Kim Jong Un of "begging for war" with a series of nuclear bomb and missile tests.

A US-drafted resolution obtained by AFP also called for banning textile exports and ending payments made to North Korean labourers sent overseas, further depriving the regime of revenue to pursue its military programs. "The two leaders resolved to continue working closely together on increasing diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea, and to call on others to do the same".

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They also recommend obtaining independent legal advice before making commercial decisions involving trade or commercial transactions with North Korea.

Kim would be added to a United Nations sanctions blacklist that would subject him to a global travel ban, along with four other senior North Korean officials, according to the draft.

Mr Trump has told world leaders in a series of phone calls "all options are on the table" in terms of dealing with North Korea and China remains key to persuading the regime to stop its missile and nuclear tests. But, he indicated, other avenues for pressure would come first. We have America's back, America has Australia's back.

The White House also released details of the call on Tuesday with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The prime minister and Mr Trump agreed China is the country with the greatest leverage over North Korea and with that leverage comes the greatest responsibility.

The leaders also discussed terrorism in the southern Philippines.

"It was a very good call, very warm discussion, very constructive", Mr Turnbull said about the 30-minute call.

US President Donald Trump will be dismissed from his office if the United States halted trade with China over the North Korean issue, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday.

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