14 September, 2017
"We don't worry very much", said another shop worker, Ri Jong Ok.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the latest United Nations sanctions on North Korea were only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country's nuclear program.
Almost 80 percent went to China.
North Korea's state media attacked both Haley and the resolution ahead of the vote, vowing the US would face "the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history".
Ultimately, analysts said, diplomatic success would be measured not by the strictness of sanctions, but by the ability of world powers to persuade Pyongyang to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
South Korea deployed four additional units of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on Thursday after the North's latest nuclear test.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: "The worldwide community has shown it is united against the illegal and reckless acts by the North Korean regime".
North Korea has made rapid progress in its nuclear and missile programs despite multiple sets of United Nations sanctions, and Go Myong-Hyun at the Asan Institute of Policy Studies said the latest measures were "not enough to cause pain".
But lawmakers insisted any military option should be a last resort. Still, with Russian Federation and China on board with tightening the sanctions, North Korea will be hit with additional restrictions.
"The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the USA the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history".
North Korea commemorated the 69th anniversary of its founding on Saturday, holding large patriotic displays of dancing and devotion to the Kim family. "The irony is that there are some solid new sanctions in the current resolution, and the USA could have sold this as a reasonable success if they hadn't demanded even more penalties to begin with". The draft would limit North Korea's ability to generate income by sending North Korean laborers overseas to work, with as much as a half billion dollars in proceeds flowing back into Pyongyang's coffers each year.
North Korea's Foreign Ministry issued a statement early Monday saying it was watching the United States' moves closely and warned that it was "ready and willing" to respond with measures of its own.
He called on anyone aware of efforts to enable North Korean trade to come forward before getting caught.
Local news reports said that in May Yapizon had more than 3,800 bitcoins worth US$15 million (RM63 million) stolen - although FireEye said there were no clear indications of North Korean involvement in that case.
On Monday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped.
According to the ministry, during the discussion of the draft resolution Russian Federation and China managed to adjust the US-initiated tough text seeking to worsen North Korea's economic situation and fraught with catastrophic humanitarian impacts on North Korea's population.
The official said that the sanctions are likely to deal a painful blow to North Korea as the scope of the penalties was expanded, but he declined to comment on specifics.
The United States has called for a vote on today, NY time, on new UN sanctions against North Korea.
He said that both countries "believe there are other things that have to happen, including some that the Trump administration won't like".
"We're convinced that diverting the gathering menace from the Korean Peninsula could be done not through further and further sanctions, but by political means", he said.
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