North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un bragged that his country could strike any target in the US after it carried out its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.
US President Donald Trump has been very outspoken about the need to stop North Korea from developing the nuclear programme. He recently said China’s efforts to rein in North Korea had “not worked” out even as he appreciated Beijing for its attempts to pursue its closest ally to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
North Korea’s actions have violated the conflict- prevention aims of the ASEAN Regional Forum, which groups the United States and North Korea with 25 other countries.
A senior US official said that Washington will seek talks on how North Korea can be suspended from Asia’s biggest security forum as part of a broader effort to isolate Pyongyang diplomatically and force it to end its missile tests and abandon its nuclear weapons program.