US President Donald Trump on Sunday asked his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, how the “Rocket Man” was and welcomed that there are “long lines” for fueling North Korea , an alleged the sanctions announced last week against the communist regime because of its ballistic missile program and its latest nuclear test.
“I spoke to President Moon last night of South Korea, I asked him how the Rocket Man was, there are long lines to load up fuel in North Korea.” Trump said in his Twitter account, in an apparent reference to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after the recent launch on Friday of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan.
While mentioning the “long lines” Trump seems to indicate that the sanctions imposed last week by the UN Security Council, which include the reduction in the share of oil that Pyongyang can import, would be taking effect, although not there was an official confirmation.
Moon Jae-in and Trump had agreed earlier this Sunday to apply “in-depth” these sanctionsimposed by the UN to North Korea to refrain from further provocations with their weapons tests.
The two leaders agreed during a telephone conversation on the need to “implement in depth” the sanctions measures so that Pyongyang sees that to continue with its attitude “will only be isolated more diplomatically and will face more economic pressure” , which will take “to the collapse, “the Seoul presidential office said.
The talks between Moon and Trump, collected by the local Yonhap agency , came after the launch of a new missile by North Korea on Friday , which again flew over Japanese territory before landing in Pacific waters.
The two agreed on “putting more practical pressure” on North Korea, including implementing the new sanctions package unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council this week in response to the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, executed the 3 of September.
The South Korean president stressed the importance of improving his country’s defensive capabilities, as well as having the support of US troops.
Trump reiterated the US’s full support for South Korea and assured that they will continue to provide all the help and support needed to further strengthen their alliance, Seoul said.
Moon and Trump agreed to continue addressing the issue at their meeting in New York during the UN General Assembly next week.