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NKorea rejects United Nations sanctions, says USA will suffer

14 September 2017

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said: "these are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on North Korea".

"Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea", she said. "We are now acting to stop it from having the ability to continue doing the wrong thing", she said.

Along with the US, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also pushing for stronger sanctions against North Korea.

Pyongyang rejected a UN Security Council resolution to slap sanctions on North Korea following its sixth nuclear test and ramped up tensions with its latest threat sparking fears World War 3 could break out. "President Trump needs to come out very strongly and say that needs to stop now", Kazianis said last week.

The new resolution also removes the stinging oil embargo that had been in the first draft circulated, but does impose a cap on refined petroleum, similar to the phased-in cap on coal exports.

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says estimates suggest Pyongyang imports about 10,000 barrels of crude oil a day, nearly all of it from China.

The nuclear test came weeks after Pyongyang launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles that seemed to make USA territory accessible to Korean missiles. "But to achieve such a solution, the pressure on North Korea must be increased".

The textile ban is significant.

The current draft resolution puts a cap on the number of North Korean "guest workers" who can legally find employment outside the country.

The U.S. Mission in NY has informed the Security Council it will seek a vote Monday on a draft resolution imposing additional sanctions on the regime, following its test last weekend of what it described as a missile-mountable hydrogen bomb.

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Britain's United Nations ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, backed the tough USA measures and the demand for a speedy vote, saying last Thursday that "maximum possible pressure" must be exerted on North Korea to change course and give diplomacy a chance to end the crisis.

"The recent test of the H-bomb is the great victory won by the Korean people at the cost of their blood while tightening their belts in the arduous period", Kim said, according to North Korean media. The UN Security Council also approved blacklisting senior North Korean officials and three of the country's entities to impose a global travel ban on them and freeze their assets. 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. During Saturday's celebratory concert, images of North Korea's achievements were presented on the big screen, a not uncommon pastime for the regime.

"The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the USA the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history", the ministry said.

The sanctions and pressure racket of the completely obliterate the DPRK's sovereignty and right to existence is reaching an extremely reckless phase. The U.N. Security Council will vote on the newly-proposed sanctions Monday evening, which are not heavily "watered down" according to multiple reports.

Kim Hyun-Wook of Seoul's Korea National Diplomatic Academy, predicted: "The sanctions will only provide North Korea with an excuse for further provocations, such as an ICBM launch".

"This is a compromise in order to get everybody on board", French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre said of the draft ahead of the vote.

"These UN resolutions only work when complemented by robust US sanctions which is exactly what happened with Iran", said Anthony Ruggiero, a former deputy director of the US Treasury Department and an expert in the use of targeted financial measures for Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Under the latest resolution, those ships could face penalties, but the original language proposed by the United States went much further, empowering countries to interdict ships suspected of carrying weapons material or fuel into North Korea and to use "all necessary measures" - diplomatic code for the deployment of military force - to enforce compliance.

"It will be up to Chinese companies that deal in the North Korean textile trade to take action and up to the Chinese government to ensure the Chinese companies are taking action".

But the measures sought by the U.S. were blunted by China and Russian Federation highlighting the powerful influence that Beijing and Moscow with their veto powers wield against Washington internationally when America can not act unilaterally.

NKorea rejects United Nations sanctions, says USA will suffer