US envoy vows to further isolate N. Korea

Ms. Power at the Demilitarised Zone yesterday, she also visited a settlement support centre for North Korean defectors.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
Ms. Power at the Demilitarised Zone yesterday, she also visited a settlement support centre for North Korean defectors.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

SEOUL – The US envoy to the United Nations made a trip to the world’s most fortified border separating the two Koreas yesterday and vowed to further isolate the North over its nuclear weapons programme.

Ms Samantha Power’s trip to the heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone came amid growing concerns that Pyongyang may carry out another nuclear test or launch a long-range rocket today to mark the anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers’ Party and the 10th anniversary of its first nuclear test on Oct 9, 2006. Its fifth and most powerful nuclear test was carried out on Foundation Day on Sept 9.

A US-based monitoring group, 38 North, has said satellite imagery showed an increase in activity at the North’s nuclear test site that could signal preparations for a new test.

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SOURCES: New Now/The Strait Times Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.