UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions

Elias Hubbard
September 12, 2017

The September 3 detonation was the country's largest and prompted global outrage, with the UN Security Council set to discuss a new draft resolution presented by Washington that would be the toughest-ever imposed against the isolated regime.

US Senator John McCain, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has said that the United States must "seriously consider" redeploying nuclear weapons in South Korea in response to the North Korean nuclear and missile-related crisis.

Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totaling $752 million, according to data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.

UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions
UN Security Council adopts new NKorea sanctions

Last Tuesday, the USA circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest-ever United Nations sanctions on North Korea, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to the country and a freeze on all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

"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, using the abbreviation for North Korea's formal name. One comment from an article on the Chosun Ilbo says "We should've located nuclear weapons earlier".

Since North Korea's sixth and the most powerful nuclear test last Sunday heightened the regional tension to a fresh level, the conservative party that has traditional taken a hard-line stance against Pyongyang has ratcheted up demands for the redeployment of the USA nuclear arsenals, which were withdrawn from Korea in the early 1990s.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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