Trump derides North Korea's leader as 'Rocket Man'

Officials: Trump has military options for North Korea

- President Trump apparently has a new name for North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un as the rogue leader pursues a nuclear-missile program - "rocket man".

She said: "At this stage we can not know Kim's true intentions - what we do know is that despite the condemnation and the global sanctions, he shows absolutely no sign of voluntarily abandoning his nuclear or missile programmes".

Trump has threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea if the North continued with its threats. "None of us want war", she said on CNN.

Haley said that the United Nations has "strangled their economic situation at this point" but the results of that are going to "take a little time but it has always tried to take effect". "But we also have to look at the fact that you are dealing with someone who is being reckless, irresponsible and is continuing to give threats not only to the United States, but to all their allies, so something is going to have to be done".

U.N. Ambassador to the United States Nikki Haley discusses the North Korean issue with reporters at the White House on Friday. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing.

"The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation, and exert stronger and practical sanctions on North Korea so that it realizes provocative actions leads to further diplomatic isolation and economic pressure", Blue House spokesman Park Soo-hyun said in a televised briefing, Reuters reported.

Russia, Japan 'decisively condemn' North Korea missile launch - Putin
South Korea and Japan can present no picture of apocalyptic retaliation by themselves - which adds to their current vulnerability. Sanctions have so far done little to stop North Korea boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with U.S.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Friday, the latest in a stream of missile tests that have looked to defy the global community.

Mattis said earlier this month, after Kim tested the hydrogen bomb, the U.S. will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming". New U.N. sanctions cut oil exports to North Korea.

"We have economically strangled North Korea at this point, and they have said as much", she said.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was waiting for the North to express interest in "constructive, productive talks". He said the launch was part of the country's plan to achieve "equilibrium of real force" with the US. "And they have responded with more missile launches and a nuclear test".

Fox News' Greg Palkot contributed reporting to this story.

The PACC will kick off with a keynote speech by former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Grand Hyatt Seoul hotel.

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