The power of these sanctions to coerce North Korea will depend largely on whether China will enforce them; we will need to monitor this closely and inform China that secondary sanctions on Chinese banks, an expanded USA naval presence in the region and broader missile defense may be necessary if the existing efforts are unsuccessful.
The United States has been speaking with "one voice" on North Korea's missile and nuclear threats, leaving no room for confusion over the messages of its president and top diplomat, the State Department said Wednesday.
An exasperated Colbert could barely react to the clip. "Go back to golfing before you kill all of us", Kimmel said.
"They count on me to be a straight shooter with a calm voice", he said to start his monologue Tuesday.
"I don't want to be alarmist: We're all going to die", Colbert continued, "because USA intelligence now believes North Korea is making missile-ready nuclear weapons". Any form of nuclear attack from North Korea would surely be a suicide mission for the rogue nation. "My God, Dennis Rodman, did you do nothing?" North Korea has a long history of sabre-rattling, but this is the first time the country has challenged a USA president as unpredictable and impulsive as Trump. Colbert asked. "It was 15 countries". "It was fifteen countries".
"Across the board we've inherited a failed approach to a lot of foreign policy, foreign wars and just our approach to engagement with the world has to be completely rethought", Trump adviser Stephen Miller said Wednesday in a British radio interview.
"The story gets worse because over the weekend the United Nations security council voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea". "I'm willing to take the time it takes up front to allow us to get to that answer".
"I think the United States - and some of you may disagree with this, but the United States is on the same page". They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen... he has been very threatening beyond a normal state.
"One U.S. official said that the State Department is looking at development assistance to other countries as a significant source for the cuts", the Journal reported.