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N.Korea threatens U.S. over new sanctions

13 September, 2017, 21:58 | Author: Jeff Stephens
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"We don't worry very much", said another shop worker, Ri Jong Ok. "The North Korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return".

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the latest United Nations sanctions on North Korea agreed this week were only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country's nuclear program.

The U.N. Security Council is set to vote this evening on a new resolution to increase pressure on North Korea. Haley has dismissed it as insulting.

The UN resolution also barred countries from issuing new authorisations to North Korean workers sent overseas.

Liu said relevant parties should resume negotiations "sooner rather than later".

He showed to the hearing satellite images provided by US intelligence of ships purported to travel between Russian Federation and China with illicit exports of North Korean coal in violation of sanctions.

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"It is a tragedy that the US and its lackeys are still pinning hope on sanctions and military option", it said.

The North Korea's foreign ministry on Monday said that USA will pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions are agreed at the UN Security Council meeting being held in NY on Monday.

"It's important to change North Korea's policy through pressure that is stronger than they've ever seen", said Abe.

North Korea is already under United Nations sanctions in an effort to force Kim Jong-un to stop the development of nuclear weapons.

"This is a compromise in order to get everybody on board", French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said of the draft ahead of the vote.

The draft resolution also bans North Korea's textile exports, the country's second-largest export sector after coal and other minerals which were targeted in a previous round of sanctions in August. Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to China.

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The resolution instead bans textile exports, cuts off natural gas shipments to North Korea, places a ceiling on deliveries of refined oil products and caps crude oil shipments at their current level.

"We are closing in on North Korea's trade representatives", he said. Its foreign ministry spokesman responded vaguely when asked at a press briefing late last week about the likelihood of China supporting an oil embargo against its neighbor.

"We are doing that by stopping its ability to fuel and fund its weapons program".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office denied reports Seoul is exploring the possibility of relocating US tactical nuclear weapons to the peninsula.

It will lose $1.3 billion in annual revenues, she added.

China's Foreign Ministry showed public support for the UN sanctions, saying Tuesday in Beijing that they reflected the unanimous stance of UN Security Council members towards peace on the Korean peninsula. More recently this has typically taken one to three months.

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