Russia, South Korea, North Korea Support Trilateral Development Projects

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

State propaganda mouthpiece KCNA said: "At an urgent UN Security Council meeting she hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of North Korea - stunning the world public".

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un praised the "perfect success" of the country's sixth and largest nuclear test and urged further weapons development, according to state media, in the face of a U.S. drive for tough new sanctions. In fact, Mr. Kim has already proven to the world - several times - that the USA isn't at all that powerful or invincible. The transactions took place during the most recent six-month monitoring period that ended August 31.

North Korea warned today it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the U.S. if Washington persists in pushing for harsher United Nations sanctions following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.

"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. The U.S. has already sanctioned some Chinese entities doing business with North Korea, with little result.

"We don't worry much", one woman said. Hopefully, we're not going to have to use it [military action] on North Korea.

According to the German Foreign Office, there have been no high-level visits to North Korea by German government delegations or trips to Germany by North Koreans at the ministerial level.

The original USA draft would also have frozen the assets of North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo, the Korean People's Army and five other powerful military and party entities.

"If our participation in these talks is desired, I will immediately say yes", Merkel said.

North Korea has already launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland, according to some experts.

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Additionally, the new measures will prevent overseas workers from earning wages that finance the North Korean regime - over $500 million each year - in addition to cutting off foreign investments, technology transfers and other economic cooperation, according to a statement from the USA mission to the UN.

Deploying tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea to guard against any North Korean attacks.

Last Sunday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said North Korea would face "a massive military response" if it were to pose any threat against the United States or its allies.

On Sunday, North Korea had claimed to have detonated a hydrogen bomb that it said can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile, five days after it launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan.

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday that the only way for Pyongyang to end diplomatic isolation and become free of economic pressure was to end it nuclear programme and resume dialogue.

The reporter asked President Trump if war is inevitable and whether he would "tolerate a nuclearized North Korea that is contained and deterred but still nuclear".

Never before seen pictures of North Korea at war. Textiles are one of North Korea's major exports, with a total export value estimated at $750 million in 2016, and the tens of thousands of North Koreans working overseas send a significant portion of their earnings home to the regime.

China's United Nations ambassador, Liu Jieyi, said Beijing has been making "unremitting efforts" to denuclearize and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

All this is unfolding as Russia's relations with Washington have plummeted amid allegations of interference in the United States elections, sanctions and tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions. The new measures would winnow those revenues down even further.

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