UNSC slaps new sanctions on North Korea

North Korea test fires a missile. The progress of the rogue regime's nuclear program has been more rapid than expected

North Korea test fires a missile. The progress of the rogue regime's nuclear program has been more rapid than expected

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHIN'-zoh AH'-bay) said Tuesday in Tokyo that he highly appreciates what he called "a remarkably tough sanctions resolution".

But how much impact the oil and fuel component of the sanctions will actually have - even if strictly enforced, which is always a concern - is an open question.

Monday's decision, triggered by the North's sixth and largest nuclear test this month, was the ninth such resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council since 2006 over North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programmes. Kim has said he won't negotiate unless America drops its "hostile" policies. However, that did not deter Pyongyang from threatening a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

He also opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THADD) anti-missile system by the USA in South Korea asserting that it undermined the security of China and other countries in the region.

The move came amid worldwide outrage over the pariah state's sixth nuclear test - its most powerful to date - earlier this month and its intercontinental ballistic missile launch in July.

"How would we know if China is limiting crude oil exports if it doesn't report the data to begin with?" asked Kent Boydston, a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. That would shave off roughly 10 percent of what North Korea now gets from China, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. Observers have said Beijing might agree to just a partial, or temporary, oil exports ban.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang yesterday said that while Beijing is calling for complete implementation of the latest United Nations resolution on Pyongyang, it will never allow war or chaos in the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea and Japan have welcomed the U.N. Security Council's new sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's latest nuclear test.

"We are not looking for war and the North Korean regime has not yet passed the point of no return".

The parliamentarian noted that nuclear bomb technology is the sole leverage Pyongyang enjoys against western powers.

Pyongyang had warned the U.S. it will soon face the "greatest pain" it has ever experienced as a result of pushing for a harder sanctions regime.

No abnormal results were showed after eight days of monitoring, the MEP was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency.

Nikki Haley speaks during a UN Security Council emergency meeting on September 4.

KCNA said in a commentary that the U.S. was resorting to sanctions and pressure rather than seeking talks.

Russian Federation had condemned the idea of tightening sanctions on North Korea without any political push to resolve the crisis.

"I would prefer not going the route of the military, but it is something certainly that could happen", Trump said in a press conference at the White House.

Russian Federation and China have also expressed concern about the humanitarian impact of strengthening sanctions on North Korea.

"They're putting down the marker here and saying 'OK, Are you prepared to do what is necessary to put pressure on North Korea at a moment when we're simply out of time?'"

"This resolution sends a very clear message to North Korea that the Security Council is united in condemning North Korea's violations and demanding North Korea give up its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programs", the US mission to the U.N. responded.

Washington told the UN Security Council last Friday to call a meeting today to vote on a draft resolution establishing additional sanctions on North Korea for its missile and nuclear programme.

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

The U.S.is willing to risk a veto of its proposal rather than see it watered down, according to a Security Council diplomat who asked not to be identified while negotiations are ongoing.

Countries that have provided work permits for North Koreans would report to the United Nations on the number of guest workers they have employed and the date for ending those contracts.

The US president has wavered between criticizing China for not doing enough on North Korea to heaping personal praise on the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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