The rogue state has consistently provoked the world with its persistence to test weapons
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has emphasised a need to increase the world’s stranglehold on the hermit kingdom in order to ensure that World War 3 does not break out.
He said: "For NATO, it is important to put pressure on North Korea to make sure all nations implement the sanctions to reach a peaceful resolution.”
Mr Stoltenberg was speaking during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The news of NATO is putting pressure on members to play their part in diffusing Pyongyang tensions, comes as the US is increasing its “nuclear deterrent”.
World War 3: North Korea calls Donald Trump ‘MENTALLY ILL’
US increases ‘NUCLEAR arsenal’ as Trump strengthens military
Washington is planning to stockpile its nuclear arsenal and Mike Pence suggested the US is ditching the disarmament ambitions of the Obama administration.
The vice-president said: “You can be assured that our administration is committed to strengthen and modernise America’s nuclear deterrent.
“History attests the surest path to peace is through American strength.
Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory alongside his wife Ri Sol-ju
Sun, October 29, 2017
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a recently renovated cosmetics factory in Pyongyang
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory, as his wife Ri Sol-Ju looks on
“There’s no greater element of American strength, there’s no greater force for peace in the world than the United States nuclear arsenal.”
Mr Pence was speaking during a visit to the Minot air force base in North Dakota in a speech that signals an increase in US nuclear armaments as World War 3 tensions increase thanks to North Korea’s threats of nuclear annihilation.
Speaking at a meeting on nuclear threats organised by the Ploughshares Fund, Christopher Ford, the special assistant to the president on weapons of mass destruction stated an end to prior post-cold war military methods.
He stated: “The traditional post-cold war approach of seeking to demonstrate disarmament bona fides by showing steady numerical movement towards elimination, while trying to avoid steps that could actually undermine US national security, has largely run its course and is no longer tenable, especially given evolving security conditions.
“So it’s time to explore alternative approaches – and we are.”
The rogue state has consistently provoked the world with its persistence to test weapons of mass destruction combined with a string of insults hurled at multiple countries.
James Mattis, America’s defence secretary visits South Korea
Sat, October 28, 2017
James Mattis is on a two-day visit to South Korea to attend the Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) amid North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations
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James Mattis (R) and South Korea's Defence Minister Song Young-Moo review the honour guards during a welcoming ceremony for Mattis
Despot leader Kim Jong-un’s biggest target has been Donald Trump – the most recent of which was hermit nation leader calling the President “mentally ill” in a stream of propaganda that rained over neighbouring South Korea.
The despotic regime delivered its deluge of insults via balloons sent across the Korea Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).
The fliers dropped into the South Korean capital of Seoul labelled the President “mentally ill” and a “dotard”.
The juvenile tactics employed by despot leader Kim Jong-un are seen as a possible response to comments made by Trump who referred to the leader as “rocket man”.
NATO will “put pressure” on other nations to increase sanctions on North Korea
The latest provocation from the isolationist kingdom came after the US Defence Secretary, James Mattis, emphasised a commitment to a diplomatic solution to Pyongyang’s threats of nuclear annihilation during a visit to South Korea on Saturday.
He said: “North Korean provocations continue to threaten regional and global security despite unanimous condemnation by the United Nations Security Council.
“As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made clear, our goal is not war, but rather the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”
Stoltenberg's trip to Tokyo comes ahead of US President Donald Trump's first official visit to Asia, which starts in Japan on Sunday.
Donald Trump will surely have meetings surrounding North Korea during his Asia tour next month
Talks about North Korea are expected to dominate a trip that will include a stop in Beijing, where Trump is expected to pressure China's leadership to act more decisively against Pyongyang – China is North Korea's major ally and trading partner.
"Rather than dialogue it is necessary to cause North Korea to change policies by raising the pressure to the maximum," Abe said in a joint announcement with Stoltenberg.
Trump has warned North Korea it would be totally destroyed if it threatened the United States with ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.
North Korea stoked tensions last week when it reiterated a threat to conduct an atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean in a demonstration of its nuclear capability.