While North Korea continues to threaten its neighbors and the world with missile tests, the regime of Kim Jong Un continues to exploit and repress its own people through a vast prison camp system.
The United States provided nearly 40 million dollars in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees, host communities, and persons internally displaced in Rakhine State, Burma.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis noted that "instability in South Asia. . .and the extremism that it cultivates endangers all nations as well as the people of Afghanistan."
The U.S. and China agreed to cooperate in the areas of education, social development, science and technology, health, arts and culture, and environment and conservation.
“Ultimately,” said Secretary Tillerson, “we each have a sovereign responsibility to ensure that we keep the world safe from nuclear warfare, the aftermath of which will transgress all borders.”
On September 26, the U.S. Department of the Treasury took further steps to cut off North Korea’s access to the international financial system.
President Donald Trump issued new travel restrictions on nationals of North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, while continuing to restrict the travel of citizens from five of the six countries included in Executive Order 13780.
President Trump said, "we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil and terror.”
The U.S. Department of State has granted a ground-breaking 25 million dollar award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, also called simply The Fund.
University of Indonesia Student Catherine, who goes by one name, was selected as one of the five winners of the 4th Annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Youth Debate
"The threat posed by North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction program is gravely serious,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton.