NATO urges tougher implementation of North Korea sanctions

North Korea's July 4 launch.

Mnuchin said that Trump would consider the order "at the appropriate time once he gives the United Nations time to act".

South Korea's defense ministry, though, said that the measure was "temporary" and necessary as the region braces for another potential missile launch.

That would be the third round of asset seizures by the Trump administration as tensions mount between the United States and China over missile and nuclear tests conducted by North Korea, a China ally.

North Korea's delegation arrived in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok to take part in the Eastern Economic Forum on September 6-7. She said it might press for oil exports to be considered a humanitarian exception to UN Security Council sanctions.

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"I've always said I'm not a politician, at all". Doing everything possible is the only way to stop North Korea without taking the deadly military option.

She said the US would seek a vote by Monday.

A threatened South Korea believes the North Korean military is preparing for another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile on Saturday, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Thursday.

Diplomats say the UN Security Council could also consider barring the country's airline.

"The defence sector, in step with the party's Byungjin policy (of developing the economy and nuclear weapons at the same time) must make cutting-edge Juche weapons in greater quantities", the Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial, referring to the national philosophy of "Juche" or self-reliance.

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On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not offer support to the idea of blocking North Korea's oil imports.

"The aggressive statements of [US President Donald] Trump, 'fire and fury, ' the ongoing US hysterical scheming against our republic clearly indicate that the US is an insolent brigand, disregarding the will of the global community, the establishment of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and pursuing the only vile goal - war", Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and head of the North Korean delegation Kim Young-jae told reporters on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum on Thursday. "The solution must be political", Guterres told reporters.

Last year, China shipped just over 96,000 tonnes of gasoline and nearly 45,000 tonnes of diesel to North Korea, where it is used across the economy, from fishermen and farmers to truckers and the military.

"If we do use it on North Korea, it will be a very sad day for North Korea", Trump said. So far, 75 nations and organizations have joined the chorus decrying North Korea's weapons program.

Amid the rising tension, South Korea installed the four remaining launchers of a U.S. anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system on a former golf course south of its capital, Seoul, early on Thursday. "Certainly that's not a first choice, but we'll see what happens".

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Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police as the United States military added more launchers to the missile-defence system it installed in a southern town to handle North Korean threats.

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