Cut funding, minimise diplomatic ties with N’Korea, US tells Asian ministers | Touch Latest Local,World,Tech,Entertainment,Health,Sport News
24 February 2018 00:00:00 AM Breaking News

• WORLD

Cut funding, minimise diplomatic ties with N’Korea, US tells Asian ministers

Amid growing tension in the Korean peninsula, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has told Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Thursday to cut funding and minimise diplomatic ties with North Korea over its continued missile activities.

Tillerson made the call while addressing the Southeast Asian foreign ministers meeting which had all 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

He urged Asian ministers to do more to help cut funding streams for North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile programs and to minimize diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.

Tillerson called on ASEAN countries to fully implement U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, which is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, and to show a united front on the issue, Murphy said.

“We think that more can be done, not just in Southeast Asia,” he told reporters. “We are encouraging continued and further steps across all of ASEAN.”

The comments of the US Secretary of State is coming after another American citizen was arrested by authorities in North Korea for allegedly engaging in acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country.

Reports say, the Korean-American citizen, Kim Sang Dok, 58, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was “intercepted” at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22.

Korean Central News Agency said Dok was being detained while authorities conduct a detailed investigation into his alleged crime.

Recommended

Loading...

Related Posts

Kushner, Russians discussed secret communication link, reports say

President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the Russian ambassador talked a

Read More

Bypoll results LIVE: BJP wins in Himachal, leads in 5 other seats; counting halted in MP's Ater, Congress alleges EVM tampering

Bypoll results in Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assa

Read More

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema granted bail

Zambian Opposition Leader, Hakainde Hichilema has been granted bail by the magis

Read More

Honored to welcome Georgia Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili - Trump

Honored to welcome Georgia Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili to the @WhiteHou

Read More

Rise In Air Traffic At Shannon Airport

Air traffic at Shannon Airport is continuing to soar. The latest figures fr

Read More

Iranian military blames Saudis after 12 killed in Tehran terrorist attack

ran’s Revolutionary Guards have blamed Saudi Arabia for the first terrori

Read More

Five die as plane crashes into supermarket

Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a super

Read More

To Ray Davies, America is a beautiful but dangerous place

To Ray Davies, America is a beautiful but dangerous placeImage copyrightALEX LAK

Read More

Park Geun-hye indicted in corruption probe

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye was indicted on corruption charges

Read More

Germany’s orange ecstasy pills have Trump’s name — and face — all over them

Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look

Read More

Also Read

Kebbi fixes council poll for July 15

The Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed July 15, 2017, for th

Read More

Delta records first case of meningitis in Warri "Warri:Nigeria"

Delta State has recorded its first case of the rampaging Cerebral Spinal Menin

Read More

'We are ready for all out war, we will hit with nuclear attacks of our own'- North Korea tells U.S

The North Korean government, led by supreme leader Kim Jong-un, after its milita

Read More

Linksys is making its first modem / router hybrid

Generally speaking, there are two pieces you need to get internet working in you

Read More

See photos of RMD, Lala Akindoju, Chigul and more at the 2017 Women Rising concert

The 2017 Women Rising concert took place on April 9 at the Federal Palace hotel

Read More

Virus linked to celiac disease, new study finds

Could a normally harmless virus cause a sensitivity to gluten?

Read More

Seeing the Brain…With Diapers

Call me a nerd, but this is fascinating! Image: Colorful digital image of the hu

Read More

Leg break won’t impact Wilshere’s Arsenal future – Wenger

Contract talks between Arsenal and Jack Wilshere will not be affected by his lat

Read More

CBN Update On Loans To Farmers on Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

Contrary to insinuations about the unwillingness of farmers to pay up their lo

Read More

DR. BALOGUN K.O BEING AWARDED AT THE DINNER AND AWARD NIGHT

AWARD PRESENTED TO THE RECTOR OF THE SCHOOL DR. BALOGUN K.OWe humbly appreciate

Read More

CONNECT ON FB

CATEGORIES

  • NIGERIA
    360
  • WORLD
    232
  • TECHNOLOGY
    167
  • HEALTH
    69
  • SPORT
    203
  • BUSINESS
    65
  • ENTERTAINMENT
    136
  • POLITICS
    45
  • GENERAL
    251
  • EDUCATION
    32
  • RELIGION
    19
  • LIFESTYLE
    32
  • FASHION
    12
  • CULTURE
    2
  • MEDIA
    15
  • CRIME
    26
  • RELATIONSHIP
    3
  • OPINION
    1
  • ASIA
    10
  • INSURANCE
    7
  • FSS SOCIAL FEEDS
    11