U.S. seeks United Nations vote on tough sanctions against North Korea

U.S. seeks United Nations vote on tough sanctions against North Korea

U.S. seeks United Nations vote on tough sanctions against North Korea

North Korea's UN Ambassador Han Tae Song, at a conference in Geneva yesterday, accused the USA of being "fired up for political, economic and military confrontation", and warned that his country will hit back with "ultimate means".

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

For nearly 70 years, North Korea has been snubbing us and the United Nations, and we still have senators and congressmen who want a diplomatic solution. "[Secretary of State] Rex [Tillerson] and I were just discussing not knowing if it has any impact, but it's nice to get a 15-to-nothing vote".

Trump added that the sanctions pale in comparison to "what ultimately will have to happen" to North Korea. The tougher sanctions approved by the UN Security Council were due to the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea.

"If China doesn't follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanction on them and prevent them from accessing the USA and worldwide dollar system, and that's quite meaningful", Mnuchin said in a CNBC interview soon before Trump met with Malaysia's Razak. The resolution followed North Korea's nuclear test in early September.

"They pay us well", he said, translating words into Russian using the Google Translate app on his locally-bought smartphone.

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"We will respond to the barbaric plotting around sanctions and pressure by the United States with powerful countermeasures of our own", said a North Korean economic delegation in Vladivostok, Russia, as reported by the Times. "On the other hand, if North Korea continues its unsafe path, we would continue with further pressure".

Briefing the USA lawmakers, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea displayed satellite photos to demonstrate North Korea's deceptive shipping practices.

Nothing screams for the necessity of such a move like North Korea's response to the UN vote: On Tuesday, it warned that the United States would "suffer the greatest pain".

For generations, North Korea has dreamed of having the United States removed from the Korean peninsula amid its ongoing conflict with Seoul. To put things in more concrete terms: if US forces had shot down the North Korean missile recently fired through Japanese airspace, might Kim, in an act of pique or bravado, have fired another missile, perhaps in the general direction of Guam?

President Trump has long railed against China's trade policy, recently threatening to cut off trade with any country that imports goods from North Korea.

Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the committee chairman, said US and allied efforts should be "super-charged".

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He called on anyone aware of efforts to enable North Korean trade to come forward before getting caught.

So far, harsh sanctions have been imposed on the North over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

Amid tensions over North Korea, US President Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November on his first official trip to Asia, said wire reports. North Korea knows it. Russian Federation and China do, too.

"We've had unanimous U.N. Security Council resolutions in two months, that's unprecedented".

The US ambassadors to the United Nations were relieved when the vote came in unanimously in favour of their proposed sanctions, since they were anxious that the Chinese would hold out on the vote.

"UNSC Resolution 2325 is a meaningful ratcheting up of worldwide sanctions that will strip away both money and resources used by North Korea in furtherance of its nuclear and missile programmes", Daniel Russel, former assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

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