Trump threat­ens new lim­its af­ter N. Korea fires ICBM

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Weather -

WASH­ING­TON » The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion threat­ened new sanc­tions on North Korea on Wed­nes­day af­ter the reclu­sive gov­ern­ment shat­tered 2½ months of rel­a­tive quiet with its most pow­er­ful weapon test yet, an in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­sile that some be­lieve could reach Wash­ing­ton and the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump tweeted that he spoke with Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping about Py­ongyang’s “provoca­tive ac­tions,” and he vowed that “ad­di­tional ma­jor sanc­tions will be im­posed on North Korea to­day. This sit­u­a­tion will be han­dled!” Trump’s top diplo­mat, Rex Tiller­son, said the U.S. could tar­get fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions do­ing busi­ness with the North.

Also Wed­nes­day, U.S. and Chi­nese gen­er­als en­gaged in an un­usual set of se­cu­rity talks, fo­cused on how the mighty Amer­i­can and Chi­nese mil­i­taries might com­mu­ni­cate in a cri­sis.

Mean­while, the U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil was due to hold an emer­gency meet­ing Wed­nes­day.

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