September 14, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says an executive order that will stop trade with any country doing business with North Korea is ready.
2. North Korea has denounced Japan and the United States for taking the initiative in the adoption of a new U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.
3. The U.N. Security Council has condemned the on-going violence in Myanmar and expressed concern over security force operations against the country’s minority Rohingya Muslim.