Russian Prez Putin says he believes US willing to defuse Korea tensions

Angelo Anderson
September 11, 2017

"I also think that we've got to tell the Chinese, it will hurt the United States if we lose some trade with you, but I'm telling you now, something is going to have to change", McCain said.

United Nations experts on Saturday said North Korea had illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth almost $270 million to countries like China, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka this year.

"As the U.S.is focused on the crude oil aspect".

In response of Trump's dire warnings, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" a plan to strike the American Pacific territory of Guam with missiles.

The United States is determined to have a vote at the UN Security Council on Monday on imposing tough new sanctions against North Korea despite resistance from China and Russia, UN diplomats said.

Moreover, South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said that North Korean leader is likely to launch another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) "on September 9".

South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. said its China plant halted operation due to a supply disruption on Tuesday, its second shutdown in China in less than a month. No mention was made of other retaliatory measures, such as the possible use of force.


Whether those provisions would remain in any resolution put to a vote Monday remained to be seen. It is also believed that the weapon was created to fit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a device that would be capable of reaching the mainland US.

The new potential ICBM test looms as President Donald Trump continues to talk tough on North Korea, leaving open the military option as Russian Federation and China have so far rejected a United States-backed plan to cut off the country's oil supply. That initiative was rejected by the Trump administration.

Geng told reporters that China had complained to the USA and South Korea and urged them to "take seriously the security concerns and interests of China and other regional countries".

The panel of experts, which consists of eight members, is also reportedly probing the presence of North Koreans in the Middle East, particularly Syria and Africa, and "their involvement in prohibited activities".

"My sense is they believe that they don't have time for a delicate diplomatic dance", he said. "Certainly that's not a first choice, but we'll see what happens".

"It is not worth giving in to emotions and driving North Korea into a corner", he told AFP news agency recently, referring to United States plans to impose tighter economic sanctions.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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