China and Russia force US to soften sanctions on North Korea

Lester Mason
September 13, 2017

This resolution calls on countries to inspect ships if there are reasonable grounds for a search and only with consent.

Branch offices of at least three major state banks - Bank of China, China Construction Bank, and Agricultural Bank of China - in the north-eastern border city of Yanji have banned North Koreans from opening accounts, Tokyo-based Kyodo News reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. Observers have said Beijing might agree to just a partial, or temporary, oil exports ban.

News.com quoted her as outlining how the tough new measures would bite North Korea while speaking at a meeting of Coalition MPs in Canberra today.

Others saw the move as more incremental than substantial.

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to sanction North Korea's textile exports and oil products, according to Yahoo!

North Korea's nuclear weapons programme must be stopped before its missiles can strike the United Kingdom, the Defence Secretary has warned.

On whether North Korea has a ballistic missile capable of hitting London, Sir Michael replied: "Not yet, but they are clearly accelerating their missile programme". "China does not want North Korea to collapse, but wants a stick to get it to the negotiating table".


"The world will witness how the DPRK tames the USA gangsters by taking series of action tougher than they have ever envisaged".

The fresh sanctions came as punishment to North Korea after it launched its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3. It has been over 70 years since nuclear attack happened in Japan.

Ri Tok-Son, deputy director of the foreign ministry's European department, said France's claim that a nuclear missile launched from the North could strike Europe was "preposterous". What does this resolution do, and does it have the teeth that the Trump administration wanted it to have?

"There are many elements to consider beyond the military and strategic value of this issue", South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said during a news conference in Seoul on Monday.

Peru said it would "carry out all diplomatic efforts aimed at denuclearizing the North Korean peninsula". "This will cut deep", she said. The U.N. only started hitting whole sectors of the North Korean economy previous year, and textiles is the latest.

"In case the USA eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. pays due price", the statement, carried by Pyongyang's state media organisation, the Korean Central News Agency (KNCA), added.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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