United Nations envoy slams North Korea's 'reckless' behavior

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US President Donald Trump will hold a series of meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting next week in NY, the White House said on Friday.

"For those who have been commenting about the lack of a military option, there is a military option", he said.

South Korean President Moon Jae-In presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on September 15, 2017 following North Korea's missile launch.

Hours earlier, Pyongyang had fired a missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean - its longest missile flight yet - in response to fresh punitive measures imposed by the U.N. Security Council.

With its constant nuclear and missile tests, North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for the Trump administration, prompting the United States to have a plan should tensions escalate.

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In a phone conversation Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-In and Trump "gravely condemned" the latest missile test on Friday, which came just days after United Nations Security Council announced a raft of new sanctions against Pyongyang.

Nikki Haley says North Korea will be "destroyed" if it continues with what she describes as "reckless" behavior.

Former top White House aide Steve Bannon told a reporter in August that there are no military solutions for North Korea.

The North Korean government released on Saturday photos of what it said is the rogue regime's latest ballistic missile test. North Korea is closer than ever to its goal of building a military arsenal that can viably target both US troops in Asia and the American homeland. But the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) had said the ballistic missile did not pose a threat to North America.

"I don't think that he'll stray too much outside of the boundaries of that", Collins said. "They should do more to find effective ways to resume dialogue and negotiation", he said, while adding that China would never accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state. We need a different approach: North Korea should be presented with opportunities for cooperation; the country should be drawn into various organizations to become bound by a mesh of global obligations.

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