Another missile launch or nuclear test "can't be ruled out", he said, but the Syria strike and Washington's implied threats "may give Pyongyang some pause". The North also past year launched a long-range rocket that put a satellite into orbit, which Washington, Seoul and others saw as a banned test of missile technology.
Critics assert that Trump's move was an attempt to stymie the FBI's probe and insist that the only way to ensure a full, impartial investigation is to hand the matter to a special prosecutor with no ties, or obligations, to Trump or his administration.
He held signs and chanted in protest to the bill. Republicans have a strong majority in the Legislature and shoved aside Democratic objections to push the bill, even as President Donald Trump's efforts to withhold federal funding for sanctuary cities have hit roadblocks in federal courts.
According to the "Steele Dossier", the intelligence file compiled privately by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, it was Kislyak who oversaw the Russian hacking operation, at least during the initial period of the cyber attack.
The White House's explanation of President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey has been a moving target. In a memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mr Rosenstein said he could not defend Mr Comey's "refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken" in the way he handled an investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
But it's not just North Korea who will be attending, the Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will also attend, the Cambodian foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. While bulk of the lending may go to global financial or commodity trading centers, some nations located along the project link have benefited from China's loan diplomacy.