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N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

Nikki Haley GETTY PASSED US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley spoke as the sanctions were passed
Orlondo Matamoros | Setiembre 13, 2017, 15:47

It's just the latest example of the illicit ways North Korea allegedly brings in money as it endures wave after wave of increasingly tough international sanctions over its rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program.

"Kim is engrossed with collecting information about the 'decapitation operation' through his intelligence agencies", South Korean legislator Lee Cheol-woo told reporters upon exiting a briefing with the National Intelligence Service.

North Korean military tests have made tensions in the Pacific skyrocket - with young despot Kim Jong-un testing intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US.

The resolution instead bans trade in textiles, cuts off natural gas shipments to North Korea, places a ceiling on deliveries of refined oil products and caps crude oil shipments at current levels.

Peru's decision to expel Kim followed a similar move by Mexico last week and a public call from the United States last month for Latin American countries to sever ties with North Korea.

The number of North Korean labourers who can work overseas would also be restricted, while states could inspect vessels suspected of carrying items prohibited by the sanctions.

"Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea", Haley said.

The international community must seize this momentum to start working harder on the diplomatic front to make North Korea consider the value of diplomatic negotiations.

The latest sanctions also ban joint ventures with North Koreans, along with technology transfers and other economic cooperation.

The United States and its allies argue that tougher sanctions will pile pressure on Kim's regime to come to the negotiating table to discuss an end to its nuclear and missile tests.

Geng Shuang, spokesman of China's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that the latest resolution "reflected the common position of its members to safeguard the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the region, promote the denuclearization of the Peninsula and uphold the international non-proliferation regime".

"Russia is now a player in this realm", said Anthony Ruggiero, now a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Washington think tank.

But analysts were sceptical about their impact.

The going frantic to fabricate the harshest ever "sanctions resolution" by manipulating the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the DPRK's ICBM mountable H-bomb test.

Royce's committee has written a letter to the Trump administration listing large Chinese entities ripe for sanctions, including the Chinese Agricultural Bank and the China Merchant Bank, Rogin wrote. "If we were asked to join talks, I would say 'yes' immediately", she said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung published on Sunday. The 15-member top UN body convened on Monday, 11 September, to discuss the measures against the hermit kingdom after it carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation on 3 September.