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13 Setiembre 2017, 08:13 | Crisanna Felipe
North Korea is able to exact nuclear annihilation
In an emergency meeting of the UNSC last Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said a new resolution including the "strongest possible measures" would be prepared within the week.
The same factors that have driven their success - lack of state control and secretiveness - would make them useful fund raising and money laundering tools for a man threatening to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. With tightening sanctions and usage of cryptocurrencies broadening, security experts say North Korea's embrace of digital cash will only increase.
This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad at an undisclosed location near Pyongyang.
The eventual sanctions also did not include an asset freeze on either North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the country's only commercial airline, Air Koryo, both which were originally included by the U.S.
North Korea detonated a huge H-bomb in an underground test facility in the north of the country last Sunday - and has vowed to launch an attack on the US Pacific island of Guam.
The measures fell short of Washington's goals: a potentially crippling ban on oil imports and freezing the worldwide assets of Kim and his government.
Earlier, North Korea said it would not accept any chastisement over its weapons development, which it says is vital to stave off the threat of an American invasion. Even now Beijing fails to exploit the cracks that have emerged between President Donald Trump and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in because of its loathing for Thaad.
The resolution that passed reduces about 30 percent of oil imports to the country via an annual cap of two million barrels a year and bans the supply of natural gas to the country, according to a fact sheet by the U.S. Mission.
South Korea is not now considering redeploying American nuclear weapons within its borders, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told global media here Monday, without explicitly ruling out the option amid North Korea's continued nuclear and missile development.
The initial text included a total ban on oil imports, a measure seen by some analysts as potentially destabilising for the regime.
"The textile sanctions actually might have more impact, as they are probably a good source of value-added income - value added by people you don't have to pay much - for the regime", he said.
But the sanctions package was watered down to win the support of Russian Federation and China. "War is never something the Unites States wants - we don't want it now".
Kim threw a banquet over the weekend to reward the scientists and engineers behind the September 3 test, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb.
The new United Nations sanctions are an attempt to starve the country of fuel and income for its weapons programmes.
Conventional military threats, he said, included the regular risk of a border dispute with Seoul, something Maxwell contends "caused strategic paralysis on the part of South Korea, the United States and the worldwide community - no one wanted to risk going to war, so we weren't willing to take action to prevent the development of nuclear weapons".
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The latest sanctions also ban joint ventures with North Koreans, along with technology transfers and other economic cooperation. The UN has imposed seven rounds of sanctions against North Korea since 2006, but smugglers have managed to get around the bans.
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He said North Korean bank representatives still operate in Russia in "flagrant disregard" of UN resolutions that Moscow voted for. North Korea's government blasted the sanctions and claimed the U.S. would "suffer the greatest pain ever" for supporting them.
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Chinese officials have privately expressed fears that an oil embargo could risk causing massive instability in its neighbor. It was the eighth series of sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.
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