North Korea talk­ing point when world lead­ers unite

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - World -

Fac­ing an es­ca­lat­ing nu­clear threat from North Korea and the mass flight of mi­nor­ity Mus­lims from Myanmar, world lead­ers gather at the United Na­tions to­mor­row (AEST) to tackle these and other tough chal­lenges — from the spread of ter­ror­ism to a warm­ing planet.

The spot­light will be on US Pres­i­dent Do- nald Trump and France’s new leader, Em­manuel Macron (pic­tured), who will both be mak­ing their first ap­pear­ance at the Gen­eral Assem­bly.

They will be joined by more than 100 heads of state, in­clud­ing Zim­babwe’s Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe. While Mr Trump’s speeches and meet­ings will be closely fol­lowed, it will be North Korea, which Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res calls “the most dan­ger­ous cri­sis that we face to­day”, that will be most care­fully watched. No of­fi­cial event ad­dress­ing Py­ongyang’s re­lent­less cam­paign to de­velop nu­clear weapons is on the UN agenda, but it is ex­pected to be the No.1 is­sue for most lead­ers.

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