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Omer Esiner - Commonwealth Foreign Exchange
The dollar is coming under a little bit of pressure into the end of the week here. The post FOMC rally in the dollar certainly appears to be losing some steam. Increasing tensions with North Korea is putting a little bit of selling pressure on the dollar, especially against the Japanese yen. Keep in mind the yen is bouncing off of about a two-month
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Sep 22 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about North Korea. 451 people are quoted and you can read 758 citations of them about North Korea. Donald J. Trump, Rex W. Tillerson, John Delury and Shinzo Abe, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Donald J. Trump said: “After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes.”.
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Siegfried Hecker

It is not clear North Korea has that capability yet. Besides, a live missile test – one loaded with an H-bomb – poses enormous

Marcelle Daher - Manulife Asset Management

It's a little bit of a risk-off move. We seem to be getting a lot of rhetoric, both from the administration and North Korea, and it would be premature to say there is an end. But generally the market tends to shrug these things

Peter Cardillo - First Standard Financial

Big noise out of North Korea will keep today's trading defensive as the biggest threat to the markets make the headlines. While we don't expect a serious selloff, the geopolitical rhetoric could heat

Mark Fitzpatrick

Like North Korea, Iran is responding to Trump's bellicosity by its own display of strength, to show it is not

Donald J. Trump

Foreign banks will face a clear choice: do business with the United States or facilitate trade with the lawless regime in North Korea. It is unacceptable that others financially support this criminal, rogue

Shin Beom-chul

What if the nuclear missile goes wrong mid-flight and detonates over Japan? It would mean a nuclear war. More likely, North Korea will graduate its provocations, as if moving on

Lee Sung-yoon

Trump shot himself in the foot with his unabashedly undiplomatic United Nations General Assembly speech. By threatening to totally destroy North Korea, he created the impression around the world that it is actually the United States – instead of North Korea – that's motivated by aggression. In effect, Trump gave Kim Jong-un a freebie for another major provocation. Kim will oblige, and claim that it was in 'self-defense' against Trump's unnerving

Steven Mnuchin

No bank in any country should be used to facilitate Kim Jong Un's destructive behaviour. Foreign financial institutions are now on notice that going forward they can choose to do business with the United States or with North Korea, but not

Mike Pence

We do not desire a military conflict. But the president has made it very clear, as he did at the U.N. this week, that all options are on the table and we are simply not going to tolerate a rogue regime in Pyongyang obtaining usable nuclear weapons that could be mounted on a ballistic missile and threaten the people of the United States or our

Donald J. Trump

This new order provides us with powerful new tools, but I want to be clear the order targets only one country -- and that country is North Korea. Many countries are working with us to increase economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea. But I continue to call on all those responsible nations to enforce and implement U.N. sanctions and impose their own measures like the ones I am announcing today. Why not?feedback

Steven Mnuchin

No bank in any country should be used to facilitate Kim Jong Un's destructive behavior. This new executive order will authorize the Treasury to impose a range of sanctions such as suspending U.S. Correspondent account access to any foreign bank that knowingly conducts or facilitates significant transactions tied to trade with North

Moon Jae-in

The spirit of the United Nations is to realize global peace through multilateral dialogue. The Korean Peninsula is where that spirit is most desperately needed. Once again here at the U.N. General Assembly where nations pledge actions for world peace and the mutual prosperity of all peoples, I make the following points very clear to North Korea and the international community. We do not desire the collapse of North Korea. We will not seek unification by absorption or artificial

Donald J. Trump

For much too long, North Korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate funding for its nuclear weapons and missile programs. The United States has had representatives working on this problem for over 25 years, and they have done nothing. That is why we are in the problem that we are in today, in addition to, frankly, other countries not doing what they should have

Sigmar Gabriel

It's an almost tragic situation where the only existing agreement to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons is in jeopardy at a time when we are seeing other countries like North Korea acquiring nuclear weapons and we need such processes more than

Cho Myong-gyon

We have consistently said we would pursue humanitarian aid for North Korea in consideration of the poor conditions children and pregnant women are in there, apart from political

Gary Sick

This could become a real wedge issue dividing the other powers in the agreement ... against the U.S. It could push the U.S. toward a decline in global power and U.S. credibility will take a huge hit, because we're basically telling the world the U.S. can't keep its word, putting us at odds with every other major power in the world, hurting our credibility, influence and reliability as an international partner – that's not a small issue. Imagine trying to negotiate with North Korea when we just walked away from the most significant non-proliferation treaty in the history of the atomic

Donald J. Trump

There is a saying that marching goes on even when dogs bark. If they are trying to shock us with the sound of a dog's bark they are clearly having a dog

Nikki Haley

If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed and we all know that, and none of us want that. We are dealing with someone who is reckless, irresponsible. We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this

Sigmar Gabriel

How are we going to convince countries like North Korea that international agreements provide them with security – and in so doing make them commit to future disarmament efforts – if the only international example for such an endeavour being successful, the agreement with Iran, no longer has effect? We need more international co-operation and less national egoism, not the other way

Chris Zaccarelli - Cornerstone Financial Partners

The Fed had investors on edge already. Ratcheting up of North Korea tensions can put investors in a little more of a risk-off

Donald J. Trump

We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their

Nicholas Burns

What has been missing in Trump's North Korea strategy is a major diplomatic show of unity among these three countries. By standing firmly beside South Korea and Japan, President Trump can strengthen our strategic deterrence against

Shinzo Abe

For North Korea, dialogue was instead the best means of deceiving us and buying time. In what hope of success are we now repeating the very same failure a third time?feedback

Shinzo Abe

We must make North Korea abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner. What is needed to do that is not dialogue, but

Nikki Haley

We have to be realistic. Is there anyone who thinks that North Korea would ban nuclear weapons?feedback

Tom Collina

It's not like the US would unilaterally disarm and hope that everyone else did–it would be a coordinated process. Of course, the US would never give up nuclear weapons in the face of a threat from North Korea, but the point of an international ban treaty is that all nations would get together and figure out together how to get rid of

Tom Collina

It's an important show of intent from the international community. It's an important stigma on nuclear weapons that they be banned internationally like other weapons of mass destruction, such as chemical and biological weapons. Why does North Korea want nuclear weapons? They want them because they perceive a threat coming from the US. A negotiated settlement could solve

Kevin Jon Heller

The problem is that self-defense must always be proportionate to the armed attack, and Trump clearly threatened disproportionate force. Had he said a nuclear attack would require wiping North Korea off the face of the earth, that might have been a lawful threat. But he did not qualify the threat in any way; on the contrary, he suggested North Korea would have to be destroyed in response to any armed attack on the U.S. or its allies. That is an unlawful threat that violates Art. 2(4).feedback

John B. Bellinger III

His threat to destroy North Korea did not violate the U.N. Charter because he said that the United States would use force only 'if the United States is forced to defend itself or its allies,' . The Charter specifically allows a U.N. member to use force in

Sergey Lavrov

We heard the statements from President Trump about North Korea in the same vein for many times. We don't doubt that the United States has capacity to do something very

Simon Jenkins

Kim Jong-un does not present an existential threat, and in the end it will be up to China to cut him down to size. Donald Trump’s United Nations performance on Tuesday was dangerous. It was dangerous not for the testosterone tub-thumping and infantile imagery. It was dangerous for being based on a lie. Trump said: “If forced to defend ourselves and our allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”.feedback

Angela Merkel

Even if this conflict is far away from Germany, it is one that also affects us. That is why I am prepared, as is the foreign minister, to assume responsibility here. We took part in negotiating the Iran agreement, which I think is good, and better than having no agreement at all. It took many years, but in the end it did limit Iran's possibilities for nuclear armament. And I think we must take the same path or a similar one, with Russia, with China, together with the US, also in the case of North

Michael Morell

I believe that North Korea may have the capability today to successfully conduct a nuclear attack on the United

John Kerry

Well the United States remain deeply committed to a denuclearisation programme in North Korea and we are going to continue. And here I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, asking China to do more, because China can do more. And the notion that North Korea is near collapse for the steps that have been taken is ridiculous. China can do more. We asked them to do more, we ratcheted it up, then we saw new, additional sanctions from the Trump administration, twice now, but still it is not enough. We know it's not enough, I believe China knows it's not

John Kerry

And I think it's important for additional pressure to be put in place. China provides 100 percent of the fuel that flies the airplanes, drives the trucks and the cars of North Korea. They can have an effect. China is the source in Beijing of, perhaps, close to 100 percent of the banking facilities that take place for North Korea. So China clearly has the ability to have an impact here and my hope is that as China plays an increasingly important role in the world – which we look to and welcome – it will take greater responsibility and change the dynamics on

Dianne Feinstein

Trump's bombastic threat to destroy North Korea and his refusal to present any positive pathways forward on the many global challenges we face are severe disappointments. The goals of the United Nations are to foster peace and promote global cooperation. Today the president used it as a stage to threaten war. By suggesting he would revisit and possibly cancel the Iran nuclear agreement, [Trump] greatly escalated the danger we face from both Iran and North Korea. What nation would negotiate with the United States when the agreements we reach with other countries are so easily undermined?feedback

Robert Gates

I think it's actually quite dangerous. Clearly 30 years of diplomacy have failed to stop North Korea in its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. I think one option that the United States has before it is to put on the table a significant package of diplomatic proposals coupled with a statement of the military actions we would take if there is no political solution to the

Robert Gates

But the other side of that is if they don't accept what would be a very forthcoming approach would be in essence to say we will take a number of military steps in Asia. That will make both North Korea and China uncomfortable in terms of anti-missile systems, additional naval forces. A range of military actions we could take will make China uncomfortable as well as North Korea. I think that one of Putin's primary objectives for the last ten years or more has been to restore Russia's role as a great power whose interests have to be taken into account in any international

Melania Trump

We will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be

Barack Obama

No one, has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. Responsibility and leadership in the 21st century demand

Donald J. Trump

We must reject threats to sovereignty, from the Ukraine to the South China Sea. It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-to-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all

Sauli Niinisto

The speech was more positive than what was anticipated. There were a few tough comments, especially on North Korea. He stressed the sovereignty of nations. In my view, he meant that every country and leader should take responsibility for their people's

António Guterres - United Nations

Only continued unity in the UN Security Council can lead to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and create the opportunity for diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang. When tensions rise, so does the chance of miscalculation. Fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings; the solution must be political. This is a time for statesmanship, we must not sleepwalk our way into

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We are putting the leader in North Korea in a position to be aware that…there is a penalty to be paid for ignoring international concerns and

Andre Bakhos - Janlyn Capital

Traders are coming in optimistically given no new geopolitical issues concerning North Korea. They are looking forward to the Fed

Jean-Yves Le Drian

It is essential to maintain it to avoid proliferation. In this period when we see the risks with North Korea, we must maintain this line. France will try to convince [U.S.] President [Donald] Trump of the pertinence of this choice [keeping the accord] even if work can be done to complement the accord [after 2025].feedback

Yukihisa Fujita

In a sense, it's as if China and North Korea are supporting Abe's

Shinzo Abe

The solidarity of the international community is being put to the test in response to the repeated dangerous provocations by North

Edward J. Markey

If North Korea does not have UDMH, it cannot threaten the United States, it's as simple as that. These are the issues that the U.S. intelligence community has to answer: from which countries they receive the fuel -- it's probably China -- and whether North Korea has a stockpile and how big it

Julie Bishop

United Nations economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea is one element of a broader strategy to compel Pyongyang to the negotiating table with the intention to abandon its illegal weapons programs. Further pressure will be brought to bear including through the UN security council and in coordination with the United States and other countries. I believe that the Korean regime is seeking to maximise its leverage in order to get the best possible negotiating position with the United

Julie Bishop

We want to see North Korea rush to the negotiating table and we need to exert considerable economic pressure, as we have done in the

Julie Bishop

That has happened in the past when North Korea has been subjected to sanctions, certainly not as comprehensive as the current round of sanctions, but they have returned to the negotiating table and that is what we are seeking to

David M. Cote - Honeywell International

We fully expect it [North Korea] will help the defense side of our business because Japan, South Korea and others are going want to protect themselves and be a lot more careful because who knows where something like this can go. Anything that starts people focused on spending money on defense as opposed to spending money commercially and improving lives of people, it's just not a good

H.R. McMaster

We will call on all nations, call on everyone to do everything we can short of war. This is not an issue between the United States and North Korea. This is an issues between the world and North

Koichi Hagiuda

If we have a snap election now, we need to explain it to the public, including how we will cope with the threat from North

Rex W. Tillerson

I'm waiting for the regime in North Korea to give us some indication that they're prepared to have constructive, productive talks. We have tried a couple of times to signal to them that we're ready when they're ready, and they responded with more missile launches and a nuclear test. All they need to do to let us know they're ready to talk is to just stop these tests, stop these provocative actions, and let's lower the threat-level and the

Donald J. Trump

Keep it up Libs, This will be 2020. I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!feedback

Dianne Feinstein

I think that North Korea is not going to give up its programme with nothing on the

Vann H. Van Diepen

All sorts of things banned for export to North Korea find their way

Malcolm Turnbull

This is another dangerous, reckless, criminal act by the North Korean regime, threatening the stability of the region and the world and we condemn it, utterly. This is a sign, I believe, of their frustration at the increased sanctions on North Korea, recently imposed by the Security Council. It's a sign that the sanctions are working. I don't accept that. The critical thing is to continue to apply economic pressure on North Korea to bring the regime to it

Nikki Haley

There is not a whole lot the Security Council is going to be able to do from here when you have cut 90 percent of the trade and 30 percent of the oil to [North Korea]. So, having said that, I have no problem with kicking it to [US Defense Secretary James] Mattis because I think he has plenty of

Robert Gates

I think one option that the United States has before it is to put on the table a significant package of diplomatic proposals, coupled with a statement of the military actions we will take if there is no political solution to the problem. A political solution involves perhaps recognition, lifting sanctions, signing a peace treaty. If North Korea launches one of those missiles and it hits an America ally – South Korea, Japan – or American territory Guam or elsewhere there almost certainly will be a military response to

Donald J. Trump

America and our allies will never be intimidated. We will defend our people, our nations, and our civilization from all who dare to threaten our way of life. This includes the regime of North Korea, which has once again shown its utter contempt for its neighbors and for the entire world community. After seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and

Vassily Nebenzia - United Nations

We were discussing for a while that we are really in a vicious circle. We have a resolution, a provocation, a provocation, a resolution and then another provocation and we were contemplating, many people raised an issue, that we have to think maybe out of the box at a certain

John Kerry

The United States remains deeply committed to the de-nuclearisation programme in North Korea and we are going to continue and here I agree with the Trump policy – putting additional requests to China, asking China to do more because China can do

Donald J. Trump

North Korea best not make any more threats to the US. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. I don't know if it has any impact, but certainly it was nice to get a 15-to-nothing vote, but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to

Choe Kang-il

You can impose whatever sanctions you want, but no matter how long these sanctions last - whether it is for a hundred or a thousand years - we will keep stepping up efforts and continue with our planned

Choe Kang-il

It is Japan's own business if it scares them. Our strategy is to strengthen our

Rex W. Tillerson

In East Asia, an increasingly aggressive and isolated regime in North Korea threatens democracies in South Korea, Japan, and more importantly, and more recently, has expanded those threats to the United States, endangering the entire world. We first look to our regional allies South Korea and Japan. By working with them and other democratic partners, we continue to build consensus at the United Nations Security Council to create a united international front that upholds our values and strives to make us

Moon Jae-in

The sanctions and pressure by the international community will only tighten so that North Korea has no choice but to take the path for genuine dialogue for nuclear disarmament. If North Korea provokes us or our allies, we have the strength to smash the attempt at an early stage and inflict a level of damage it would be impossible to recover

Masahiro Ichikawa - Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management

The Nikkei is holding up as currencies have reacted relatively calmly to the missile launch, with dollar/yen back above the 110-yen threshold. Also, the missile launch did not catch the market entirely off guard, as North Korea was expected to react after the latest U.N. Security Council

Rene Albrecht - DZ Bank

North Korea is spoiling the party in markets. I think we will see a continuation of provocations from North Korea and we have to get used to geopolitical risks bubbling over the next few

Cheng Xiaohe

I think what North Korea has done makes the doves increasingly hard to rationalize their

Zhang Baohui

Beijing wants to teach North Korea a lesson without causing its collapse. These do show some changes in China's thinking about North Korea as the sanctions are

John Delury

The Trump administration has made it explicit that there is a constant trade-off between trade issues and North

Zhu Feng

As momentum once again builds in Beijing to reassess its relationship with North Korea, it is time for China to make a significant shift in its policy, once and for

Zhang Liangui

The sanctions imposed on North Korea are still lacking strength and global

Yoshihide Suga

Implementation [of sanctions] is extremely important. We must firmly make efforts to win over China and Russia, which have influence with North

Hua Chunying

The nature of the Korean Peninsula issue is that of security, and its core lies in the conflict between North Korea and the U.S. We have made enormous sacrifices and paid a great price for

Wang Sheng

The other half lies in resolving the conflict between the U.S. and North

Garren Mulloy

On one level, it is very easy to understand what North Korea wants. They want to be treated like a 'great power' by the US and to be able to negotiate on the same level while squeezing out some concessions - although it is not clear what those concessions are as no-one is talking to them directly. But it would take a brave US leader to swallow his pride and agree to talks. And I don't think we have a brave leader in the White House at the

Michael Kugelman

Despite Pakistan's attempts to project Kashmir as a major global flashpoint, it's really an off-the-radar issue in most key capitals, most especially Washington. For western capitals, the threat perception posed by Kashmir is so much lower than that of North Korea and ISIS, among

Mayako Shibata

I am not nervous about these launches because I do not believe they are firing at targets in Japan, so this is not really an attack. Launches like this are more part of the political game that it being played out by Pyongyang, Seoul, Tokyo and

Chung Hyon-suk

We are really worried about the current situation and really want everything to settle down again. Both sides need to listen to each other and find a peaceful way to solve their problems. If North Korea is developing missiles, then the rest of the world has to ask why instead of simply saying their leaders are 'insane' . I have heard that parents are walking with their kids to school in the morning and then meeting them in the evening to go home. They just want to protect

Shinzo Abe

We can never tolerate that North Korea trampled on the international community's strong, united resolve towards peace that has been shown in UN resolutions and went ahead again with this outrageous act. If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future. We must make North Korea understand this. Now is the time for the international community to be

Masahiro Ichikawa - Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management

The Nikkei is holding up as currencies have reacted relatively calmly to the missile launch, with dollar/yen back above the 110.00 yen threshold. Also, the missile launch did not catch the market entirely off guard, as North Korea was expected to react after the latest U.N. Security Council

Harry Kazianis

South Korea wants to show the world that it is not the only Korea that has advanced military capabilities ...They want to make sure Kim Jong Un knows who he is dealing with, and that South Korea can go tit-for-tat in a conflict, even without the

Sung-Yoon Lee

To practice bomb drills when the enemy is conducting nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests hundreds of thousands of times as powerful as the conventional bombs the South is showcasing, there's an element of futility, if not tragedy, to the South's

Yoshihide Suga

We as a nation simply cannot accept these repeated provocative acts [by] North Korea and we have lodged our firm protest and while communicating the strong anger from the Japanese public. We expressed our condemnation using the strongest of

Curtis Melvin

North Korea propaganda is bad by western standards. It's not going to convince anybody that this is a decent, moral or legitimate government. What they are doing is providing us information about their government from the inside that we can't get from other

Curtis Melvin

Every single North Korea researcher I know has seven years of bookmarks in those YouTube channels that are now totally

Shashank Shekhar - Arcus

After touching the lowest levels of the year last week, mortgage rates have since trended up. North Korea fears have been abated and damages by Irma and Harvey have been digested. Unless we get a black swan moment, something that shocks the stock market, I am not too bullish on mortgage-backed securities. This would mean a slightly higher mortgage rate in the coming week for the

Naguib Sawiris

I believed I've extended a good service to the innocent people of North Korea who are deprived from seeing their parents who live miles away or can't call their children when they come back from school. They're allowed to have the simplest services that everybody in the west has. It has nothing to do with politics. As an investor, I obey by all UN resolutions making sure we're not violating any sanctions, any

Keiko Tashiro

It's something that's very difficult to predict in terms of what's going to happen with North Korea, so we look at the risks we have, but we also look at the growth that's surrounding the area. So from our point of view, despite what's happening in North Korea, a lot of our resources are dedicated to Asia. And I think that will

Yang Uk

This rocket has meaning in that North Korea is pushing towards technological completion of its missiles and that North Korea may be feeling some pressure that they need to show the international community

Antonio Inoki

He told me Pyongyang will continue its nuclear testing and take it to a higher level unless the global community, especially the U.S., stops applying

Antonio Inoki

They have hinted they want to visit North Korea eventually, if given the chance. I really think that Japan should take a role as mediator between the U.S. and North Korea. As the only country which was bombed during World War II with nuclear weapons, Japan should be advocating that we should avoid nuclear war from happening

Harry Kazianis

We know how to contain and degrade enemies who want to do us harm. We just need to open a history book and reread what works and apply it for the 21st

Priscilla Moriuchi - Recorded Future

It's possible they [North Korea] have been "mining" bitcoin for a while, but they stopped for a period of time. ... or maybe they are using infrastructure and computers in other places. We happen to have the view to this one snapshot for this one period of time. Bitcoin ['mining'] in itself is not criminal by any means; it's not a suspect activity. But the timing of that activity was an interesting correlation with the WannaCry [cyber]

Nchinda Nchinda

People are still free to choose who they want to interact with, so if enough people choose to reject bitcoin that are associated with North Korea, then North Korea wouldn't be able to do anything with

Yossi Kuperwasser - Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

It's clear that if we don't do anything, Iran will become a new North Korea, except more

Wei Jing

The difference between China and North Korea is the political system. China is a developing nation. North Korea is a socialist

Jimmy Carter

I would send my top person to Pyongyang immediately, if I didn't go myself. Until we talk to them and treat them with respect – as human beings, which they are – I don't think we're going to make any

Sarah Sanders

All options are on the table. The president has also said that he wants every country involved to step up and do more. This was a small step in that process, and we're hoping that they'll all take a greater role and a more active role in putting pressure on North

Choi Jongbae

It was difficult to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of xenon detected, but we can say the xenon was from North

David Joy - Ameriprise Financial

It's a better environment for risk assets. As long as these two issues -- North Korea and the hurricane -- have receded as concerns it gives investors a green light to focus on stronger

Donald J. Trump

He's been very, very strong on terrorism in Malaysia, and a great supporter from that standpoint. He does not do business with North Korea any longer, and we find that to be very

Steven Mnuchin

We could have done a one-year deal, this wasn't widely reported, on the debt ceiling. But the president wants to raise military spending. That's one of his main priorities, particularly in the mix of what's going on in North Korea and other areas. The president wants to increase military spending and that's something he is going to demand for

Nikki Haley

If it agrees to stop its nuclear programme, it can reclaim its future ... If North Korea continues its dangerous path, we will continue with further pressure. My delegation condemns in the strongest terms, and categorically rejects, the latest illegal and unlawful U.N. Security Council resolution. This ban will eventually starve the regime of an additional $500 million or more in annual

Lee Soo-hyuck

If there's a total embargo, that would be a good step. But setting a cap on crude oil exports to North Korea is

Vladimir Putin

Do not succumb to emotions and drive North Korea into a corner. Now more than ever, everyone needs to be coolheaded and avoid the steps that lead to an escalation of

Wesley Clark

The objectives of the two sides seem to be directly contradictory. North Korea wants the U.S. out [of the region], a guarantee they won't be attacked, and to handle South Korea on their own, presumably through intimidation, pressure and conflict if

Wesley Clark

The problem is the more the U.S. wants to add pressure, the more North Korea wants to respond with greater

Nikki Haley

These are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on North Korea. These steps only work if all nations implement them completely and aggressively. We will never forget the lesson that those who have evil intentions must be confronted. Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North

Nikki Haley

These are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on North Korea. These steps only work if all nations implement them completely and

David Donabedian - Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management

There's a relief factor, at least for the moment, that the North Korea situation has gone a little bit quiet, and the fact that the hurricane over the weekend was not as bad as

Andre Bakhos - Janlyn Capital

Although North Korea is a threat and can make the market nervous because of uncertainty, more and more global powers are coming on board, taking the pressure off of just the U.S. dealing with it. About that, the investors feel

Stuart Culverhouse - Exotix

The stiffer sanctions won't change anything in the near-term. The new embargoes are incrementally tougher, but diplomacy meant they had to be compromised to an extent that they are very unlikely to change minds in

Shin Won-sik

The best deterrence we can have, next to having our own nukes, is to make Kim Jong-un fear for his life. We can now build ballistic missiles that can slam through deep underground bunkers where Kim Jong-un would be hiding. The idea is how we can instill the kind of fear a nuclear weapon would – but do so without a nuke. In the medieval system like North Korea, Kim Jong-un's life is as valuable as hundreds of thousands of ordinary people whose lives would be threatened in a nuclear

Shin Kadota - Barclays

Receding fears over Hurricane Irma and North Korea was a key factor behind the dollar's bounce. Market focus is likely to return to fundamentals, although there aren't many major events scheduled this week that could decide the direction for

Michael Fallon

What we have to avoid at all costs is this spilling over into any kind of military conflict. So we're working flat out at the United Nations to get a better resolution there to enforce the existing sanctions, we're looking at sanctions across the European Union, and of course we're trying to persuade China to keep its neighbour in check. I'm very concerned about the situation in the Pacific. The United States is fully entitled to defend its own territory, to defend its bases and look after its people. But this involves us. London is closer to North Korea and its missiles than Los

Jim Cramer

I think that North Korea ... Ambassador (Nikki) Haley said it. They seem to want a war. I mean I have not seen this behavior from any country in the world. I think in some ways, people think the Chinese got to them. I happen to think the Chinese are not our friend

Steffen Seibert

That is why we have offered to be helpful in the search for new ways to de-escalate the situation. The only conceivable solution is a peaceful and diplomatic one. But to achieve such a solution, the pressure on North Korea must be

Matthew Rycroft

There is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united. I very much hope that all my Council colleagues will vote in favor of the revised draft. [I]t's called negotiation. I very much hope that all my Council colleagues will vote in favor of the revised draft. The version on the table is strong, it is robust, it is a very significant set of additional sanctions on imports into North Korea and on exports out of North Korea and other measures as well, so that's why we will be voting in favor of

Michael Fallon

We are doing now what we can to bring about a diplomatic solution, what we have to avoid at all costs is this spilling over in to any kind of military conflict. This involves us. London is closer to North Korea and its missiles than Los Angeles. We have to get this program halted because the dangers now of miscalculation, of some accident triggering a response are extremely

Vladimir Putin

We should not act out of emotions and push North Korea into a dead end. ... We must act with calm and avoid steps that could raise

Bruce Bennett - Rand Corporation

Patriot has a much smaller range. North Korea can fire outside those areas. These batteries are not mutually reinforcing. They tend to be spread out to different

Anthony Ruggiero

Russia is now a player in this realm. The Chinese may be fed up with North Korea and willing to do more to increase the pressure. But it's not clear that the Russians are willing to go along with

Nikki Haley

We are done trying to prod North Korea to do the right thing. We are now acting to stop it doing the right thing. If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with

Richard Nephew

Far from showing a major international shift to support regime-threatening sanctions, the UN [security council's] proposed resolution underscores the degree to which the US and other members have fundamentally different views on [North Korea].feedback

Kang Kyung-wha

We have been in consultations that oil has to be part of the final sanctions. I do believe that whatever makes it into the final text and is adopted by consensus hopefully will have significant consequences on the economic pressure against North

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

The fact the worst-case scenario for Hurricane Irma hasn't happened and that North Korea managed to get though its national day without sticking two fingers up at the rest of the world has helped ratchet the tensions down. So I think we are going to see the S&P and the Dow gap higher on the

Chris Scicluna - Daiwa Capital Markets

The good news was that the eye of Hurricane Irma took a path west of Miami and has since weakened to a Category 1 storm so that damage in Florida – whilst still severe... appears not to be quite as catastrophic as had been feared last week. And thankfully there was no bad weekend news out of North Korea

Josh Rogin

The policy of trying to induce North Korea’s friends to rein in Pyongyang has

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

North Korea is a global threat and requires a global response; and that, of course, also includes

John Park

Targeted sanctions–unintentionally and counterintuitively–helped to create more efficient markets in China for North Korea

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

The reckless behaviour of North Korea is a global threat and requires a global response and that of course also includes NATO. I will not speculate about whether Article 5 will be applied in such a situation. We are now totally focused on how can we contribute to a peaceful solution of the conflict. There is no easy way out of this difficult situation, but at the same time we have to ... continue to work for political solution, continue to press also the economic

Chung Kap-su

North Korea can't defeat (the United States), so I hope it changes its

Joshua Pollack

I wonder if this issue with North Korea is not on the verge of turning into a larger dispute between the US and China. We're seeing the North Korea tail wagging the US-Chinese relations

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

We have proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in North Korea, we have terrorists, instability, and we have a more assertive Russia. It is a more dangerous world. If I started to speculate about potential military options I would only add to the uncertainty and difficulty of the situation so I think my task is not to be [sic] contribute to that. I will support efforts to find a political, negotiated

Jeffrey Lewis

This is one of those areas where we should be able to have negotiation because 1) we don't want a nuclear war, and 2) North Korea shares that interest. Abandonment of denuclearization as a near-term goal [would allow the US] to talk to them about stability, about crisis

John Delury

There's been no diplomatic intervention to stop the continued testing, and the pace has been consistently fast. North Korea could be playing with us, looking like they're moving stuff around just to keep people on edge. If there's nothing on the 9th, there will be a sign of relief - but it's sort of meaningless, because we've set this

Lee Nak-yon

The situation is very grave. It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear

John Delury

There's a lot of domestic politics in North Korea where this young leader who isn't well-known, he's not proven yet, especially has to show that he's not in the pocket of Beijing. I think he made the decision first to keep Hu Jintao and then (current President) Xi Jinping really at

Quincy Krosby - Prudential Financial

It's a confluence of concerns that have been hovering over the market, everything from North Korea ... and obviously the hurricane and the damage that will

Huang Songping

As neighbors, China and North Korea maintain normal

Steve Hanke

My best guess is that North Korea is receiving trade credits from those providing it with goods and services – that is to say,

Zhao Tong

If China supports more radical economic sanctions that directly threaten the stability of the regime, then it is possible that North Korea becomes as hostile to China as to the United

Bob Sauerberg - Conde Nast

This morning, I told him he should be secretary of state, since we do not have one. And anyone who has seated that Oscar dinner all those years is very diplomatic. I mean, if you can seat that Oscar dinner, you can deal with North Korea. It's nothing compared to seating that Oscar

Eliot Engel

It's clear that the administration would like some kind of negotiated deal. I think that makes the most sense. The question is, can you get North Korea to the negotiating

David Ignatius

Out of the spotlight, the secretary of state seems to be crafting a broad strategy aimed at stabilizing the situations in North Korea, Syria and

Steven Mnuchin

I have an executive order prepared that's ready to go to the President that would authorize me to stop doing trade, put sanctions on anybody that does trade with North Korea, and the President will consider that at the appropriate time once he gives the UN time to act. We believe we need to economically cut off North Korea while they do this action. If we don't get those additional sanctions at the UN, Trump will consider the already-drafted executive

Vladimir Putin

We are telling them that we will not impose sanctions, which means you will live better, you will have more good and tasty food on the table, you will dress better, but the next step, they think, is an invitation to the cemetery. And they will never agree with

Vladimir Putin

Clearly, it is impossible to solve the Korean Peninsula issue by sanctions and pressure ... We should not give in to emotions and push Pyongyang into a corner. As never before everyone should show restraint and refrain from steps leading to escalation and

Xi Jinping

President Xi would like to do something ... we'll see whether or not he can do it. But we will not be putting up with what's happening in North Korea. I believe that President Xi agrees with me 100%. He doesn't want to see what's happening there,

Steven Mnuchin

We're going to strongly consider everything at this point. And again, I will draft a package for his [President Trump's] strong consideration that would go as far as cutting off all trade and other business. And if countries want to do business with the United States, they obviously will be working with our allies and others to cut off North Korea

Vladimir Putin

We too, are against North Korea developing its nuclear capabilities and condemn it, but it is worrying cutting the oil pipeline will harm the regular people, like in hospitals. Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programme is a flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolution, it undermines the non-proliferation regime and poses a threat to security in Northeast

Quincy Krosby - Prudential Financial

As far as North Korea is concerned, the template has been it intensifies and then it levels off. When it levels off, it becomes a buying opportunity. But the issue with North Korea is not going

Cheng Xiaohe

Obviously, it is an insult to China. Every time… they put China in an awkward situation that turns the conflict between North Korea and the rest of the world into a conflict between China and the

Vladimir Putin

Russia cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. The North's nuclear provocations have violated UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. It is clear that it is impossible to solve the Korean Peninsula's problems by only sanctions and pressure. We should not succumb to emotions and drive North Korea into a corner. We call on all parties concerned to carefully look at this initiative that, in our view, offers a real way of decreasing tensions and step-by-step

Shinzo Abe

We have to make North Korea change its current policy and understand that there is no bright future if North Korea continues the present

Zhu Feng

If it turns out that there is fallout, and some leaking that threatens northeastern China, it will likely change China's stance. It would need to tell people that it will keep [North Korea] under

Michael Breen

Every so often, the tensions rise, there are talks, North Korea walks out, they talk some more and things calm down again. I walked to work this morning and I noticed nothing different. At the moment, there is no panic or even an atmosphere of concern. We have been here

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The priority of the administration is to have a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and it's also to protect American citizens. In terms of negotiations, we're looking at putting aggressive measures, both diplomatically and economically. Now is not the time for us to spend a lot of time focused on talking with North Korea. All options are on the table, and we'll continue to keep them on the table until we get the results that we're looking

Vladimir Putin

There's no point in giving into emotions and backing North Korea into a corner. More than ever now we need to show restraint and avoid any steps that could escalate tensions. They'll eat grass, but they won't abandon their program unless they feel

Lisa Erickson - U.S. Bank Wealth Management

What we see is the market correcting back from some of the reaction yesterday. In general, we continue to get a positive momentum on the economic side. While North Korea is still a wild card for certain, on the central bank front, both the ECB and the Fed are looking a little bit more

Scott Brown

I think it (North Korea) is still going to be a factor with a bit of nervousness out there. We also have another hurricane heading towards Florida. We're already seeing water flying off the shelves at grocery

Takashi Kawakami

Just by raising this issue of nuclear principles, Japan will push the United States and China to act, and it is something that Beijing is not going to like. It's the medicine that China needs to make it act against North

JJ Kinahan - TD Ameritrade

The market cares deeply about the geopolitical situations and this shows it. The two selloffs we've had have truly been about North

Karl Haeling

It's definitely North Korea. It's partly Irma. You are looking at another possible hit to our

Nikki Haley

If you look at North Korea now, the reasons we're pushing for so many sanctions – do we think more sanctions are going to work on North Korea? Not necessarily. But what does it do? It cuts off the revenue that allows them to build ballistic

Larry Adam

There is no solid game plan as to what we can do with North Korea. People are getting nervous about

Aaron Jett

North Korea seems to be what gets the biggest reaction, at least over the last month or two. It's basically just a risk-off day ... There is no data, no earnings, nothing really fundamental to move the market today, so it sells off when there's a scary headline

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

North Korea should be low on our list of concerns for civilisational existential risk... Competition for AI superiority at national level most likely cause of a Third World War (in my opinion). Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world. Governments don't need to follow normal laws... They will obtain AI developed by companies at gunpoint, if

Lothar Mentel

In our opinion, the highest risk/probability for such a trigger event is still a slowdown in China – not (yet) North Korea or

Koh Yu-hwan

North Korea sees that in the 70 years that nuclear weapons have been in existence, no nuclear state has ever been

Jakob Christensen - Danske Bank

The data will sow doubts about the bank's ability to keep inflation in check, it has missed its target for many years now and that's why we're seeing the lira weaker than other currencies today. Concerns over North Korea will linger, but it will be more up and down than a general

Lionel Fatton

Beijing, is eager to show the new American administration its centrality in dealing with North

Takuya Takahashi - Daiwa Securities Group

It's natural that investors stay on the sidelines while fears about North Korea still linger.