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Pres­i­dent Trump and top aides warmed up for this week’s se­ries of United Nations meet­ings by call­ing for more global pres­sure on North Korea and to at least talk about global ef­forts to ad­dress cli­mate change.

Af­ter a late-night phone call be­tween Trump and South Korean Pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in, the White House said the two lead­ers will meet at the U.N. and re­main “com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing to take steps to strengthen de­ter­rence and de­fense ca­pa­bil­i­ties and to maximize eco­nomic and diplo­matic pres­sure on North Korea.”

In tweet­ing about the call with Moon, Trump re­ferred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and ap­peared to re­fer to eco­nomic sanc­tions by say­ing that “long gas lines form­ing in North Korea. Too bad!”

Mean­while, Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser H.R. McMaster said dur­ing Sun­day show in­ter­views that new sto­ries sug­gest­ing Trump has changed his mind about the U.S. with­drawal from the Paris cli­mate change agree­ment are false. But he added that the ad­min­is­tra­tion is open to dis­cussing the is­sue.

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