President Trump fired back at North Korea’s violent threat for the “greatest pain” to the U.S. on Tuesday, saying the UN’s latest sanctions are “nothing” relative to what might need to happen, according to Reuters.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a package of sanctions prepared by the U.S. in retaliation for North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test.
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Trump told reporters at the start of a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak that he was pleased Malaysia no longer did business with North Korea, before adding that he had just discussed the U.N. vote with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
”We think it’s just another very small step, not a big deal. … I don’t know if it has any impact, but certainly it was nice to get a 15-to-nothing vote.
”But those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen,” he said without elaborating. Trump has vowed not to allow North Korea to possess a nuclear missile capable of hitting the United States.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said China will face additional sanctions as well if the nation didn’t follow through with North Korea’s latest sanctions.