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Sen. Cory Gardner called for North Korea’s expulsion from the UN


Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Tuesday said he wants North Korea expelled from the United Nations (U.N.).

The Colorado senator added he has sent a letter asking the 21 nations with embassies in Pyongyang to support the move by cutting diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea.

“Now is the time to diplomatically and economically isolate this regime, until it fully and irreversibly commits to peaceful denuclearization,” he said in the message, according to CNN.

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Gardner cited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “nefarious behavior” for his push, noting Pyongyang’s nuclear tests and missile launches violate U.N. resolutions and principles.

“We have to make it clear, if he wants to be part of a global environment of leadership, then he needs to back away, drop the nuclear program, and then he can be welcomed again,” he told CNN.

Some Twitter users on Wednesday commented upon North Korea’s U.N. membership following President Trump’s recent remarks about it.

Trump on Tuesday told the U.N.’s General Assembly that Kim’s “reckless pursuit of weapons … threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.”

“’Rocket Man’ is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” he said, using his new nickname for Kim.

“[If America] is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump added in his first address to the assembly as president.

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North Korea on Sept. 3 said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, marking its sixth nuclear trial overall.

Kuwait, Peru, Mexico and Spain have since expelled their ambassadors from North Korea, while Egypt and the Philippines have reduced their diplomatic ties.

The U.S. is one of at least two dozen nations that have no diplomatic relations with North Korea after years of global concern over its quest for nuclear arms.

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