USA moves to have North Korea suspended from Asia forum


USA moves to have North Korea suspended from Asia forum

However, "a condition of those talks is there is no future where North Korea holds nuclear weapons or the ability to deliver those nuclear weapons to anyone in the region, much less the (US) homeland", he said.

"Once in effect, U.S. passports will be invalid for travel to, through and in North Korea, and individuals will be required to obtain a passport with a special validation in order to travel to or within North Korea", State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement last month announcing the policy.

He said Jong is playing with risky toys over North Korea's nuclear armoury.

Foreign ministers from all the major powers involved in trying to curtail North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's atomic ambitions will be in the Philippine capital for the event, offering a rare chance for face-to-face talks on the crisis. "And we hope that at some point they will begin to understand that".

Meanwhile, the White House has said that "all options are on the table" as far as tackling the North Korea issue is concerned, CNN reports. But he emphasized that the danger posed by Pyongyang, which test fired two Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles in July, was unacceptable.

But Tillerson is expected to meet with the top envoys from the other nations in stalled "six-party" negotiations aimed at reining in Pyongyang's nuclear programme: China, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

"There is a military option - to destroy North Korea's program and North Korea itself", the foreign policy hawk told the NBC's Today show.

"He's told me that".

Following the ICBM launch Trump - not for the first time - expressed his frustration about what he views as China's failure to pressure North Korea to change its behavior.

"Of course a code is only as good as its implementation and enforcement, and we are still a long way from seeing it in action", Ei Sun Oh, an adjunct senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, told AFP. "Individuals seeking to travel to North Korea for certain limited humanitarian or other purposes may apply to the Department of State for a special validation passport".

Earlier, Beijing's Xinhua state news agency described Trump's linking of the North Korean issue and the USA trade deficit with China as "baseless".