Trump, South Korean leader vow to increase pressure on North Korea

Donald Trump let loose on Twitter Sunday with a shoot-from-the-hip volley of posts referring to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un as "Rocket Man" - and picturing himself taking out Hillary Clinton with a golf ball.

Addressing several hundred air force personnel after reviewing some of America's most high-tech fighters jets and bombers, Trump warned that Pyongyang had "once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbours and for the entire world community".

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

During the 25-minute call, Trump and Moon condemned the latest missile launch by North Korea, pledging to work with the global community to implement the latest UN Security Council resolution.

North Korea fired the intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan that landed in the Pacific, responding to new United Nations sanctions with its furthest-ever missile flight. That launch came less than two weeks after Pyongyang staged its most powerful nuclear test yet.

South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon will meet foreign investors in NY next week to brief them about the nation's economy, according to the finance ministry on Saturday, amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

The Security Council also reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in north-east Asia at large, and expressed its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation, welcoming efforts by Council members, as well as other States, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue. New U.N. sanctions cut oil exports to North Korea.

North Korea's latest test missile flew over Hokkaido in northern Japan on Friday and landed in the Pacific about 2,000 km (1,240 miles) to the east, the Japanese government said. They plan to meet this week at the U.N. General Assembly.

Asked about the prospect for direct talks, a White House spokesman said, "As the president and his national security team have repeatedly said, now is not the time to talk to North Korea".

"Sanctions are indeed ineffective, especially in the case of North Korea, because the country is self-sufficient".

Experts have long questioned if the US could indeed attack North Korea, given its ability to cause massive casualties south of the border.

Russia's U.N. ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said the United States needed to begin talks with North Korea, something that Washington has so far ruled out. And right now, I don't have any more forensics on it.

South Korean president Moon Jae-in also said dialogue with the North was impossible at this point.

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