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North Korea Nuclear Ambitions to Overshadow Annual UN Assembly

Starting Monday, world leaders will gather for their annual U.N. meetings in New York, where President Donald Trump will make his debut on the U.N. stage and the North Korean nuclear issue is poised to top the global agenda. The U.N. Security Council adopted additional economic sanctions on Pyongyang last Monday, the second round in just five weeks, in response to the regime’s Sept. 3 underground nuclear test of a possible hydrogen bomb. While the United States drafted, negotiated and pressed for the resolution’s swift adoption, Trump dismissed the outcome…

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World Leaders Gather for Annual UN Meetings as North Korea Nuclear Issue Escalates

World leaders gather in New York, beginning Sept. 17, for their annual U.N. meetings that promise a busy agenda amid numerous ongoing conflicts. The talks follow increased nuclear and ballistic missile activity from North Korea and a growing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. VOA’s Margaret Besheer reports that leaders will also be eager to hear what U.S. President Donald Trump says in his first U.N. speech. … Read the referenced story here: World Leaders Gather for Annual UN Meetings as North Korea Nuclear Issue Escalates

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