Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

As N. Korea Threat Looms, Trump to Address World Leaders at U.N.

As N. Korea Threat Looms, Trump to Address World Leaders at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time.
North Korean diplomats will have a front-row seat in the U.N. General Assembly for Trump's speech on Tuesday morning, which will touch on the escalating crisis that has seen Trump and Pyongyang trade threats of military action.
Despite his skepticism about the value of international organizations and the United Nations in particular, Trump will seek support for tough measures against North Korea, while pressing his "America First" message to the world body.
"This is not an issue between the United States and North Korea. This is an issue between the world and North Korea," Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said on Friday.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres - who, like Trump, took office in January - plans to meet separately with "concerned parties," including North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, on the sidelines of the 72nd General Assembly.
"The solution can only be political. Military action could cause devastation on a scale that would take generations to overcome," Guterres warned on Wednesday. (Reuters)