North Korea talking point when world leaders unite
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.