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US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korean workers

US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korean workers US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korean workers
Orlondo Matamoros | Octubre 07, 2017, 09:44

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood processed by North Korean laborers who work in China.

Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of parliament's international affairs committee, and two other Russian lawmakers visited Pyongyang on October 2-6, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Friday.

"They are preparing for new tests of a long-range missile".

"As far as we understand, they intend to launch one more long-range missile in the near future". Huong and Aisyah, accused of fatally poisoning Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's ruler, pleaded not guilty as their trial began in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff.

"The government is closely monitoring the situation, given the possibility of North Korea's provocations around the party anniversary", a presidential official said.

US President Donald Trump has said he is fully prepared to take the 'military option' to deal with Pyongyang, which has carried out repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests in the face of repeated UN sanctions.

The President recently said negotiating with Pyongyang was a 'waste of time', while he used his first address to the UN General Assembly in New York to pledge to 'totally destroy' the reclusive state if it threatens the US.

Cheong Wa Dae also pointed to Oct. 18, the opening day of the 19th national congress by China's Communist Party, as a possible date of North Korean action.