17,defined article,definitive article,military,defence article,war article,nuclear source The Guardian article The UN Security Council is set to vote on whether to lift sanctions against North Korea.
The US is opposed.
What do the US, UK and France think?
article 10,defining article,declaring article,security council,scandal article,nuke source The Washington Post article North Korea said on Monday that it would begin conducting nuclear tests next year, in defiance of US and international sanctions.
The country’s supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, is believed to have ordered the test.
But North Korea’s UN mission said on Sunday it would not be allowed to resume nuclear tests in line with the US-backed sanctions.
This means the UNSC will not vote to lift the sanctions imposed on North Korea in April 2020.
The UNSC vote is expected on Monday.
What is the UN sanctions against Kim Jong-un?
article 14,definal article,sanctions,kim,korean dictator source The New York Times article North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said on Friday that he had approved the country’s new nuclear programme.
He said his government was planning to use a nuclear weapon to attack the US mainland.
The White House said Kim had not approved the programme.
North Korea also confirmed that it had tested a hydrogen bomb.
What will the US and South Korea do next?
article 12,defending article,ruth marshall,briefing,slamming article,south source The Associated Press article North and South Korean leaders will hold talks next week aimed at concluding a decades-old peace treaty that has prevented war.
The two Koreas claim to be committed to an end to the decades-long conflict that has killed thousands of people, displaced millions and driven millions from their homes.
The North’s foreign ministry issued a statement late on Saturday saying the meeting will be a “friendly, sincere and peaceful forum”.
The North also said it would take the US to the UN Security Court and “proceed with full legal remedies against the United States”.
The UN’s top court has the power to decide if the sanctions are “effective”.
What is North Korea talking about?
article 11,defiant article,sending,nuclear,talks article,treaty article,the-donald source The Financial Times article Kim Jong Nam, the countrys supreme leader and grandfather of current leader Kim Il Sung, said he would visit North Korea to “express his heartfelt appreciation” for the contributions made by the country to the development of its economy and society.
Kim is known as the grandfather of the late leader Kim, who died in 2011.
Kim said he planned to meet leaders of the ruling Workers’ Party and the Communist Party of Korea, who are part of the so-called “three powers”.
“I am ready to take the necessary measures to help rebuild our nation,” Kim said in a speech to the nation on Saturday.
What are the US’s arguments against North Korean nuclear tests?
article 8,defusing article,hostile acts,nuclear issue article,state,north source The Independent article The US military is urging the US Congress to lift economic sanctions against Pyongyang.
In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Pentagon said it is concerned that the sanctions would lead to a rise in tensions with North Korea, which has launched several ballistic missiles in recent months.
The sanctions were enacted by Congress in April, saying Pyongyang was violating UN Security and Foreign Affairs Council resolutions and that the US should impose sanctions to stop it from conducting further nuclear tests.
US President Donald Trump signed a $1.6bn (£1.2bn) sanctions relief bill into law in February that included relief from sanctions on North Korean banks and exports.
What happens if North Korea tests a hydrogen bombs?
article 7,defenseless article,humanitarian,bombing article,world source The BBC article The Trump administration on Monday said North Korea would be “willing to meet” with the UN’s UN envoy if he asked to come to the United State.
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the US who took over after the death of her predecessor, Nikki Haley was in South Korea this week to attend the UN General Assembly and meet with senior officials.
She told reporters after the meeting that she wanted to talk with the North Korean envoy.
But she added: “We’re going to see what happens with him.
I’m sure he’ll meet with me if he comes to meet with us.”
Haley said the US was “very serious about keeping the United Nations safe”, and that she would make sure the North Koreans “have everything they need”.
What about sanctions against China?
article 6,defeating article,threat article,china source The Australian Financial Review article China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, said on Saturday that China’s economy was facing an “unprecedented crisis”. The