North Korea slams 'vicious' US-led United Nations sanctions

Seoul Conducts Live Fire Drills to Practice Bombing Key Pyongyang Facilities                AFP 2017 YONHAP
Seoul Conducts Live Fire Drills to Practice Bombing Key Pyongyang Facilities AFP 2017 YONHAP
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14 September, 2017

The report also said that the sanctions had been softened to appease China and Russian Federation, citing diplomats. "We are now acting to stop it from having the ability to continue doing the wrong thing".

The North Korean envoy to Moscow has commented on the newly adopted United Nations resolution imposing more sanctions on North Korea.

"Although the sanctions reduce 90 percent of North Korea's main export items, and cut oil imports by over 30 percent, (the measures) will not be able to prevent (development of) nuclear missiles".

The United States has said that a previous round of sanctions agreed in August was aimed at cutting North Korea's $3 billion in exports by a third.

It retains language reaffirming support for long-stalled six-party talks with that goal involving North Korea, the U.S., Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.

The sanctions caps oil exports, bans all textile exports, restrict future employment of North Koreans overseas, allow countries to inspect ships going and coming from North Korea but without using force, and add more weapons-related items and technologies to the list of items prohibited for transfer to Pyongyang.

Pyongyang has staged a series of missile tests in recent months, culminating in an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared to bring much of the U.S. mainland into range - ramping up tensions and earning itself a seventh set of UN Security Council sanctions.

The resolution agrees to ship inspections but stipulates that they should be done with the consent of the countries where the ships are registered.

Aside from the elite, rank-and-file North Koreans also commemorated the anniversary Saturday by visiting the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, which houses the embalmed bodies of founding father Kim Il Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong Il.

"They're pretty capable actors in comparison to other North Korean activity we see", said McNamara.

The dilution of an initially strong draft was not unusual, Mr Anthony Ruggiero, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, told The Straits Times.

April 26 - The United States announces a strategy of increased economic sanctions against North Korea.

"Russia is now a player in this realm", said Anthony Ruggiero, now a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Washington think tank.

U.S. president Donald Trump has warned that sanctions against North Korea are "nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen", in a significant escalation of rhetoric towards the nuclear state.

Ms Bishop denied sanctions only stirred the pot when it came to the North Korean leadership.

"It has to be paired with a pragmatic strategy of engagement. That is not acceptable", she said.

The DPRK is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means.

Hackers linked to North Korea are ramping up attempts to steal bitcoin in order to bring in money for Kim Jong Un's regime, a top cybersecurity firm says.

The Foreign Relations Ministry announced the decision today, saying Peru had adopted the measure in light of "the People's Democratic Republic of Korea has continuous and flagrant violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and ignored the constant calls from the International Community to comply with its international obligations, to respect International Law and irreversibly and verifiably terminate its nuclear program".


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