US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the US would impose more sanctions on North Korea. Before his meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York, Trump told reporters that his administration will put “more sanctions” on North Korea, Xinhua reported.

North Korea confirmed that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile test last Friday.

The missile launch, which violates UN Security Council resolutions, came just days after the council imposed fresh sanctions on Pyongyang over its nuclear test on September 3. 

Earlier, in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday trumpeted his own achievements and pledged to “totally destroy” North Korea after calling its regime a “band of criminals”. 

Speaking about North Korea’s nuclear threat, he dubbed the Pyongyang regime “depraved” and a “band of criminals”. He urged the UN to further isolate it by imposing more sanctions and threatened to “totally destroy” the country.

First Published | 21 September 2017 11:58 PM
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