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Still, the decision is ensured to trigger heated political debates as many South Koreans have expressed concerns that the aid resumption would distract from efforts to step up sanctions and pressure against the North over its rapidly expanding nuclear weapons program. "The assessment states that North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM", he said, according to Newsweek.

The Treasury has put IPC on its sanctions blacklist in June, claiming it provides oil to North Korea and may have helped them dodge sanctions.

Mattis also confirmed that he and his South Korean counterpart had recently discussed the possibility of putting USA nuclear weapons back into South Korea, an option that has been raised publicly by some South Korean politicians. A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea's next missile test?

The issue of North Korea's weapons programme is expected to dominate US President Donald Trump's address at the UN General Assembly and his meetings with the leaders of South Korea and Japan.

The current leader of South Korea, President Moon Jae-in, is ignoring the advice of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan when it comes to humanitarian aid to North Korea.

North Korea's intermediate range missile launch over Japan's Hokkaido Island on September 15 reached a maximum altitude of 480 miles (770 km), according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. The UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions against North Korea in the wake of that test.

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Instead, he said, the worldwide community should strictly implement the sanctions imposed on North Korea by the U.N. Security Council.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told CBS News the United States had lots of military options on North Korea that stop short of destroying the country. It also noted that sanctions should not harm "legitimate economic and trade exchanges between North Korea and the outside world" and the lives of everyday people. The move, which runs contrary to American and Japanese calls for an increase in economic and diplomatic pressure, marks a resumption in South Korean aid after a break of nearly two years.

Critics have raised concerns that Seoul's aid may compromise global efforts to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile aspirations.

Pyongyang responded to those past remarks with a string of weapons tests, including its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation and two missiles that flew over US ally Japan. We have tried to do this through dialogue, we have tried to do this through sanctions, we have tried every diplomatic measure that we possibly can.

"The bottom line is: The missiles, were they to be a threat - whether it be to USA territory, Guam, [or] obviously Japan's territory - that would elicit a different response from us", he said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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