Japan to warn of greater threat from North Korea in new report

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 17, 2017

Making matters worse, there are no good options going forward.

She told the Security Council last week that the U.S. planned a new resolution that would also ensure existing measures are enforced.

According to Reuters, Chinese state-owned oil major CNPC has suspended diesel and gasoline sales to North Korea during the last month or two.

China has friendly relations with North Korea and trades with it, a point of contention with the US. "We have to put pressure on China", he said.

The hermit kingdom's foreign ministry spokesman said: "Should the United Nations Security Council adopt another "resolution on sanctions", this will trigger corresponding measures by the DPRK and (the North will) respond to the "resolution" with its act of justice". "We absolutely disagree on that", he said. Russian Federation believes the only solution to the Korean dispute is negotiations with Pyongyang that result in security guarantees for the Kim Jong Un regime. The U.S.is simply too strong. The volume of economic ties today is limited, though some experts hope that trade with North Korea could grow if US sanctions are lifted and Pyongyang decides to open its economy.

All diplomatic efforts and sanctions to arrest this North Korean menace have thus far proven fruitless.

The ministers alluded to widespread concerns that Russian Federation and China have done too little to cut off trade with Pyongyang, urging "support for the full implementation of United Nations sanctions by all countries".

China Dawn Garment, spelled Garmet, in Dalian, China, was named among the targets of the proposed secondary boycott, along with nine other Chinese firms that engage in the metals trade and mining: Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Material and Rizhao Steel Holding in Shandong. He told The Wall Street Journal, "That would be in keeping with Russia's modus operandi, which is to support rogue regimes that complicate America's influence throughout the world". Both resent the USA actions in Syria. and both have also expressed strong opposition against US installation of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile missile systems in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. US officials have said a military solution isn't off the table. THAAD is not made for ICBM interception, and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has already demonstrated the ability to take down an ICBM, but a successful THAAD test sends a distinct message to the Korean Peninsula.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday offered formal talks with Mr. Kim's regime.

It is for this reason that North Korea sought nuclear weapons and maintained the level of belligerence and saber rattling it has. These included a test earlier this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach parts of the U.S. Notably, this other new rocket's high-performance liquid-fueled engine appears to have been developed from scratch rather than by adapting a Russian or Chinese design.

And the European Union nations insisted North Korea shouldn't expect the 28-nation bloc to make any early concessions.

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