United Nations Security Council Convenes

Failure to act warning by Sec of State Tillerson: “Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.” In an earlier “Oval Office” Reuters interview, the president is quoted: “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea”



Sunday Apr 30, 2017

Donald Trump on if he could start war with North Korea:

‘I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see’


Pope Francis was asked as he travelled back to Rome from Egypt about North Korean ballistic missile tests and U.S. warnings of “catastrophic” consequences if the world fails to stop them.

“Today, a wider war will destroy not a small part of humanity, but a good part of humanity and culture. Everything. Everything, no? It would be terrible. I don’t think humanity today could bear it,” he said.

Saturday Apr 29, 2017

Pyongyang’s failed missile test adds to Korean Peninsula tensions

Global Times/China

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated. Both Washington and Pyongyang are playing a game of chicken, and their moves and messages are difficult to interpret.

Friday Apr 28, 2017

China and Russia caution Washington 

Reuters report from the UN in New York.