NATO will “put pressure” on other nations to increase sanctions on North Korea as the country persists with its missile nuclear program, the head of the organisation has said.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has emphasised a need to increase the world’s stranglehold on the hermit kingdom in order to ensure that World War 3 does not break out.
He said: “For NATO, it is important to put pressure on North Korea to make sure all nations implement the sanctions to reach a peaceful resolution.”
Mr Stoltenberg was speaking during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The news of NATO is putting pressure on members to play their part in diffusing Pyongyang tensions, comes as the US is increasing its “nuclear deterrent”.
Washington is planning to stockpile its nuclear arsenal and Mike Pence suggested the US is ditching the disarmament ambitions of the Obama administration.
The vice-president said: “You can be assured that our administration is committed to strengthen and modernise America’s nuclear deterrent.
“History attests the surest path to peace is through American strength.
“There’s no greater element of American strength, there’s no greater force for peace in the world than the United States nuclear arsenal.”
Mr Pence was speaking during a visit to the Minot air force base in North Dakota in a speech that signals an increase in US nuclear armaments as World War 3 tensions increase thanks to North Korea’s threats of nuclear annihilation.
He stated: “The traditional post-cold war approach of seeking to demonstrate disarmament bona fides by showing steady numerical movement towards elimination, while trying to avoid steps that could actually undermine US national security, has largely run its course and is no longer tenable, especially given evolving security conditions.
“So it’s time to explore alternative approaches – and we are.”
“As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made clear, our goal is not war, but rather the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”
Stoltenberg’s trip to Tokyo comes ahead of US President Donald Trump’s first official visit to Asia, which starts in Japan on Sunday.
Full article: World War 3: NATO to ‘put PRESSURE’ on North Korea as missile testing program persists (Express)