Russian Smugglers Profit From North Korean Sanctions

■ According to a recent study by the Nautilus Institute think tank, a massive cutback in the flow of oil from China would definitely hurt the North Korean economy, and especially average citizens.


It stressed that if the resolution is passed, North Korea “shall make absolutely sure that the USA pays due price”, taking measures that will cause the United States “the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history”. The Arizona Republican also said China was not doing enough to rein in its ally, adding that the USA should use its economic leverage to influence Beijing. The official, one of several current and former US officials interviewed about the trend, insisted on anonymity in describing analyses based on intelligence and confidential informants.

“New Zealand, once again, joins the global community in calling on North Korea to abide by its worldwide obligations and turn away from its current course”, Mr Brownlee says.

It followed up with a sixth nuclear test on September 3, its largest to date, which it said was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb. Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.

Merkel has said she would be prepared to become involved in a diplomatic initiative to end the North Korean nuclear and missile programs, and suggested that negotiations held to reach the Iran nuclear deal could be a model.

Pressure builds on North following latest nuclear test after UN Security Council unanimously backs new measures.

Is this the first set of sanctions against North Korea? “That is not acceptable”, she said.

Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, said he “categorically rejected” what he called an “illegal resolution”.

North Korea’s recent volley of missile launches, combined with last Sunday’s nuclear test, suggest it is edging closer to its goal of building a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the USA mainland – a game-changing development that Trump vowed in January “won’t happen”.

The UN sanctions passed against North Korea on Monday bans textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products to Pyongyang.

Countries also can tighten restrictions down the road, now that oil is finally on the table.

Reports state that staff at various branches in Beijing and border of Yanji said that their banks have banned people from North Korea from opening new accounts.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHIN’-zoh AH’-bay) said Tuesday in Tokyo that he highly appreciates what he called “a remarkably tough sanctions resolution”. Ideally, Kazakhstan calls on all UN Member States, especially the Permanent Members of the Security Council, to rid the world of nuclear weapons by the UN’s 100th Anniversary in 2045, ” it was noted in the January address of the Head of State. A presidential spokesman in South Korea said he thinks it’s significant that China and Russian Federation agreed on the measure. It would also ban all new and existing joint ventures and cooperative entities unless they are “non-commercial, public utility infrastructure projects not generating profit” that are approved by the United Nations.

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