US Calls for UN Vote Monday on New North Korea Sanctions

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

"If we don't get these additional sanctions at the United Nations", he said, "I have an executive order prepared to go to the president that will authorize to stop doing trade and put sanctions on anybody that does trade with North Korea". An analysis of commercial satellite imagery showed more activity near the site, suggesting North Korea could be preparing more nuclear tests, according to 38 North website. If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it, ' she added.

Although this resolution represents the tightest fiscal chokehold imposed on North Korea to date, it is the ninth such resolution to pass a Security Council vote.

With backing from China and Russian Federation, the council voted 15-0 on Monday to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.

UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies capped, prompting traditionally defiant threat of retaliation against the U.S.

Both Russia and China, North Korea's main economic ally, had opposed the US's call for an oil embargo and other far-reaching sanctions.

Echoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford's statement that the "US is focused on a peaceful way ahead", Haley said the U.S. is not seeking to participate in a war on the Korean Peninsula unless it crosses the line with respect to its nuclear program.

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Plans for specific sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the national airline Air Koryo have been abandoned for the time being. It said the US would pay a "due price" if the sanctions proposed by Washington, D.C. are adopted.

In Peru, government officials said North Korea is seriously threatening global peace and security, as well as stability in the world and Northeast Asia.

In a statement on a possible ramping up of sanctions, North Korea's foreign ministry promised moves that would "cause the USA the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history".

It is not clear how open North Korea is to any solution.

The UN sanctions also include a ban on exports of textiles, which is Pyongyang's second-biggest export worth more than $700 million a year.

The resolution also calls on states to inspect vessels on the high seas, with the consent of the flag state, if they have reasonable grounds to believe the ships are carrying prohibited cargo. It followed up with a sixth nuclear test on September 3, its largest to date, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto amissile.

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