Trump threatens new limits after N. Korea fires ICBM
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.