President Donald Trump has threatened further action against North Korea, saying something else will have to be done to deter the rogue nation from developing and using nuclear weapons.
He claims the U.N. Security Council’s recent and unanimous decision to pass sanctions against the country do not go far enough.
Per Fox News:
President Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that the sanctions imposed a day earlier on the regime by the U.N. Security Council are “nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen.”
The president’s comments are the latest tough talk against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has dramatically escalated his country’s nuclear and missile tests in recent weeks.
Trump teased that the U.S. would be committing to further measures against the rogue nation:
The Security Council on Monday voted unanimously to impose tougher economic sanctions, about a week after North Korea claimed to have conducted an underground hydrogen bomb test.
“We think it’s just another very small step — not a big deal,” Trump said Tuesday, referring to his and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s view of the sanctions.
“I don’t know if it has any impact, but certainly it was nice to get a 15-to-nothing vote. But those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen,” he said.
Trump seems to believe the sanctions do not do enough to affect North Korea:
The Security Council resolution did not impose the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and Kim.
However, it bans North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. It also bans all textile exports and prohibits any country from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers — two key sources of hard currency for the northeast Asian nation.