At a White House meeting with United Nations ambassadors, President Trump says the 'status quo' in North Korea is 'unacceptable' and that the Council 'failed again' to respond to Syria's use of chemical weapons. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea amid escalating tensions over its missile and nuclear programs, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday (April 24) ahead of a lunch with ambassadors from countries on the UN council. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable and the council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs," Trump said. "This is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not. North Korea is a big world problem and it's a problem that we have to finally solve," he said. Trump, speaking to reporters, said the council also failed to act in response to a recent Syrian chemical weapons attack, which he called a "great disappointment."