United Nations levies new sanctions against N. Korea

  • United Nations levies new sanctions against N. Korea

United Nations levies new sanctions against N. Korea

The sanctions caps oil exports, bans all textile exports, restrict future employment of North Koreans overseas, allow countries to inspect ships going and coming from North Korea but without using force, and add more weapons-related items and technologies to the list of items prohibited for transfer to Pyongyang.

Keeping this and its other nuclear programmes in mind, the United Nations Security Council on Monday imposed new sanctions on Pyongyang.

"We are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing, we are now trying to stop it from having the ability to do the wrong thing", she added.

In case the USA eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the US pays due price.

"In case the United States eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the USA pays due price", the spokesman said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

Ms Sue Mi Terry, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst now with BowerGroupAsia, told The Straits Times that the U.S. is still stuck with limited options. The final text only lists one of those officials.

The President wanted to ban all oil imports and freeze global assets of the government and its wealthy leader.

"Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have increased in value in the past year, nation states are beginning to take notice", FireEye said."Consequently, it should be no surprise that cryptocurrencies, as an emerging asset class, are becoming a target of interest by a regime that operates in many ways like a criminal enterprise".

"There's additional legislation which we're going to move very quickly that will also choke off some of the hard currency that this regime uses for its nuclear program".

China's Earthquake Network Centre said a second 4.6 magnitude earthquake tremor as shockwaves were felt hundreds of miles away. But the South Korean presidential office says it remains committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, whether South or North. The resolution adopted Monday adds only one person to the sanctions list - Pak Yong Sik, a member of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Military Commission, which controls the country's military and helps direct its military industries.

North Korea's embassy in Lima declined comment.

"However, it's just as well that the worldwide community adopted this sanctions resolution by consensus", he said.

As China has been the major supplier of oil to North Korea, the new resolution would have little impact on Chinese oil exports to the country, since the exports would be capped at recent export levels over the past 12 months. North Korea knows it. Russian Federation and China do, too.

North Korea's envoy has just warned that his country's "forthcoming measures" will "make the United States suffer the greatest pain" it has ever experienced.

The US has called for a vote on Monday on new United Nations sanctions. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is certainly keeping the door open to diplomacy, but he's focused on this sanctions track for now - the pressure side - so that if talks eventually get going, the US will go into it with some more leverage.