USA prepares to sanction Chinese firms over NKorea

Gladys Abbott
July 17, 2017

"Simple accumulated data can not be used as evidence to question China's severe attitude in carrying out UN Security Council resolutions", Huang told a news briefing.

"The best way is to do that is put pressure on the Chinese".

The draft report says that the North's ballistic missile development has four characteristics: longer ranges, growing sophistication for a so-called saturation attack, pursuit of secrecy, and a wider variety of launch forms.

"Trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40 percent in the first quarter".

The North Korean government said its missiles can hit anywhere in the world with a nuclear warhead, but the USA government doubts the regime of Kim Jong Un has developed a miniaturized warhead or delivery vehicle needed to accomplish that.

North Korea's ICBM is likely a deterrent, nothing more, as actually firing one off would be suicidal. The two countries trade products such as coal and oil, which are particularly valuable for energy-poor North Korea.

Missouri first lady Sheena Greitens says the USA and global community should take several steps to deal with North Korea's growing threats.

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Both South Korea and its allies, the United States, claim this isn't true. "I think they would only use this particular weapon in a Hail Mary- the state is collapsing, the regime is gone kind of situation". Russia's expanded involvement in the Korean Peninsula means that Moscow's clash with Washington over North Korea is unlikely to abate in the near future. North Korea would fire on all cylinders, utilizing 100% of their capabilities, regardless of how limited or measured the United States' actions may be. If the United States and North Korea were to resume a shooting war, the North Korea response would be total war.

Last Tuesday, the US military successfully intercepted a simulated intermediate-range ballistic missile using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system similar to one being deployed in South Korea. "Knowing what happened to Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, whose fates are proof that bluffing is not a wise policy, North Korea has created a nuclear and a missile program...."

Thanks to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons, not to mention its many conventional weapons already within range of Seoul, Russia thinks that Trump's threats of a US military strike on North Korea are as unsafe as anything that comes from North Korea. "Because once they feel that they can hold the USA mainland at risk, they feel the US will be much less likely to come to South Korea's aid". "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!"

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the European Union had reached out to senior South Korean and Chinese officials, saying it was willing to play some kind of broker role if it could help.

In addition to demonstrating that Moscow can advance constructive solutions to worldwide crises, Russian Federation has expressed strident opposition to Washington's North Korea strategy to strengthen its relationship with China.

But customs administration spokesman Huang Songping said Beijing was upholding the United Nations sanctions against the regime of Kim Jong-Un.

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