US Will Use All Tools Available to Deal with N. Korean Nuclear Threat
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is visiting South Korea amid rising concern over North Korea's nuclear program and worries about increasing sophistication of the North's missiles.
Ambassador Samantha Power visited the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone and toured the line that separates the two Koreas. Her visit comes as analysis of satellite images suggests Pyongyang may soon test an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Power told a news conference in Seoul the United States will use all available means to isolate the regime in Pyongyang.
"We are committed to using all the tools in our toolkit to address the serious threat, including diplomatic pressures we are mobilizing around the world to convince other nations to isolate the regime."
Power met with South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn to discuss North Korea's nuclear program. She emphasized the close ties between the United States and its ally on the Korean peninsula.
"While the United States may be farther away geographically from the DPRK than you are, we take the threat that the DPRK poses just as seriously. We understand that this is not only a threat to the United States and the Republic of Korea, but to the very foundation of our international order."
The United States and South Korea have urged governments around the world to take action against North Korea. Reports say they are applying pressure to stop North Korea from sending guest workers overseas to earn money for the regime.
There are also calls for tougher U.N. Security Council sanctions after the North's fifth nuclear test last month in defiance of U.N. sanctions.
Trump, Clinton Bitterly Attack Each Other's Character at Debate
During the second presidential debate with Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton said she would not put ground forces into Syria, saying that would not be a smart strategy.
She called Aleppo a catastrophic situation, and that Russia is determined to destroy the city in an effort to keep Bashar al-Assad in power, and supports efforts to hold Russia and the Syrian regime accountable for war crimes in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
Trump said he disagrees with his running mate, Mike Pence, who called for strikes on Syrian government targets, but Trump saved most of his comments on Syria for President Barack Obama.
Sunday night’s debate was held at Washington University in St. Louis.
Some top Republicans are urging Trump to drop out of the race after a 2005 tape surfaced in which he made lewd comments about women, saying he can grope them because he is a "star."
Trump apologized for the comments, insisting he has great respect for women and that it is time to talk about more important things.
Clinton said while she has disagreed with the policies of previous Republican candidates, this is the first time she has questioned a candidate's fitness to serve as president.
Despite his apology, Clinton said the tape shows exactly who Trump is. She also pointed out that Trump has insulted and denigrated minorities, Muslims, and prisoner of war.
Clinton hit out at Trump over taxes, accusing him of possibly not paying taxes in 20 years.
Trump said he is was proud of knowing the tax code well enough to take advantage of it and pointed out that some of Clinton's wealthy donors have done the same thing.
Trump said he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's 33,000 missing e-mails, saying if he were in charge, Clinton would be in jail.