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Ambassador says UN resolution is 'a challenge' for North Korea

13 Setiembre 2017

Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the committee chairman, said efforts by the U.S. and its allies to counter the threat from North Korea nuclear and missile programs should be "super-charged".

The measures were approved unanimously Monday.

That could be a significant restriction.

Under the new measures, North Korea's annual refined petroleum products import is capped at 2 million barrels from 2018, and importing LNG and condensate will be prohibited.

The U.S.is going frantic to fabricate the harshest ever "sanctions resolution" by manipulating the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the DPRK's ICBM mountable H-bomb test.

"Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea", she said.

"Historically we have seen these type of activities will continue despite the sanctions", Sun said.

"This has been getting quite a bit of play over the last few days, so [the administration] need [s] to be seen as taking strong steps to defend South Korea in the absence of a nuclear option", Stangarone continued.

To offset Pyongyang's growing nuclear capability - the most recent nuclear weapons test in Punggye-ri was the most potent yet - South Korean President Moon Jae-in is eyeing a robust special forces operation, the New York Times reports.

North Korea has faced growing condemnation from around the world following its sixth and largest nuclear test this month.

They will also cut off another US$500 million per year from the 100,000 North Koreans working overseas, who can no longer be hired.

This latest round of sanctions, which was supposed to be extremely hard-hitting, but instead reflected the influence of both Russia and China in pushing for diplomacy, signals a possibility...

The North has kept its oil imports statistics secret, and the official statistics of China, which supplies most crude oil for the North, showed "zero" for many years.

One metric ton is roughly equal to roughly seven barrels of crude oil.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, that if it did not follow through on the new measures, Washington would "put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S. and international dollar system".

For this reason, officials in Washington DC have been threatening to place major Chinese banks on the black list: international sanctions against these enormous institutions could cause global economic shockwaves.

He said Pyongyang sees the resolution passed on September 11 as "illegal, and that is why it resolutely condemns and fully rejects it". The sanctions, he said, are needed to induce a behavioral change.

North Korea doesn't seem interested in mining, but that doesn't mean the country's leadership wants to ignore the money it can make by acquiring and selling cryptocurrency.

Kim will leave Peru as requested and two diplomats will remain in charge of the embassy, an embassy representative said.

Pyongyang sees Resolution 2375 of the UN Security Council as a challenge for the DPRK, the document violates the country's sovereignty, North Korean Ambassador to Russia Kim Hyong Jun told a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday.

Ambassador says UN resolution is 'a challenge' for North Korea