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Donald Trump is likely to visit China in November, says US official

13 Setiembre 2017

The international community must seize this momentum to start working harder on the diplomatic front to make North Korea consider the value of diplomatic negotiations.

Han Tae Song, North Korea's ambassador to the UN, said he "categorically rejected" what he called an "illegal resolution".

The Post cites U.S. court documents that describe a web of "front companies" formed by Russian citizens to specifically hide deals with North Korea.

North Korea's ambassador to Peru said Tuesday that Lima's decision to expel him was akin to "throwing gasoline on the fire" on the dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear tests that it would continue to pursue "without wavering".

Damage to mountainous terrain at the North's nuclear test site in Punggye-ri seen in satellite imagery taken after the latest test was more extensive than anything seen after the five previous tests, Washington-based 38 North project said.

The new draft places a travel ban on a member of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Military Commission and freezes the assets of the commission, which commands and controls North Korea's military and directs the country's military defense industries.

The resolution fell short of measures sought by the Trump administration and opposed by Russia and China to ban all oil imports, instead capping Pyongyang's imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months and limiting the imports of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels per year.

It also keeps a ban on North Korean textiles. In a clear message to North Korean threats to attack the US, she said: "We will never forget the lesson that those who have evil intentions must be confronted".

"It's possible that the UNSC's estimation is faulty unless China provided candid data", the source added.

"We know that Chinese banks, specifically the Bank of China, are more likely than not helping the North Koreans launder money and help them process financial transactions".

On Friday American and Japanese warplanes carried out military drills amid a widely expected upcoming nuclear test from Kim. "This is the strongest set of sanctions that the Security Council has imposed".

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the prompt and unanimous United Nations Security Council Resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea. "The choice is theirs".

Loopholes in economic sanctions have repeatedly been pointed out. And in its efforts to keep safe, Japan is feeling increasingly alone.

"The world will witness how the DPRK [North Korea] tames the U.S. gangsters by taking a series of actions tougher than they have ever envisaged", an official spokesman in Pyongyang said. Sputnik reported June 16 that Kim has been so worried about an assassination attempt he has significantly scaled back his number of public appearances, stopped driving his preferred car - a Mercedes Benz - to throw off would be killers, and ordered senior North Korean military and intelligence officers to investigate potential "decapitation operations".

Donald Trump is likely to visit China in November, says US official