Sanctions best way to treat N.Korea: PM

October 08, 2017

Strong economic sanctions key to avoiding military conflict over North Korea, Malcolm Turnbull says.

Malcolm Turnbull believes says the best way to make North Korea come to its senses is to continue to impose strong economic sanctions.

The prime minister responded on Sunday to the latest tweets from US President Donald Trump, which said none of the agreements with the rogue state over 25 years have worked, "making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!"

Asked by reporters in Sydney what he thought the president meant, Mr Turnbull said: "The best way of ensuring that this reckless, dangerous, criminal regime comes to its senses, without military conflict, is to continue to impose strong economic sanctions on North Korea."

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