UNSC Unamimously Adopts New Sanctions Against N. Korea

Ebony Scott
September 13, 2017

It's unclear what concrete impact the sanctions will have on fuel supplies to North Korea given that accurate figures are hard to determine.

"But those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen", he said without elaborating. We can expect Trump to move at any moment.

In June, the Treasury Department designated Dalian Global Unity, a Chinese company that was reported to transport 700,000 tons of freight annually between China and North Korea.

Even if China reduces oil exports to North Korea by 50 percent, Pyongyang could cut non-military use of oil, having no immediate impact on its nuclear program, Nautilus said.

"We have been living under U.S. sanctions for decades", the diplomat said.

Koo Kab-Woo of the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul said the measures carried symbolic value as the "first U.S. attempt at touching North Korea's economic lifeline".

The new resolution ends natural gas shipments to North Korea, caps crude oil shipments at their current levels, and puts a ceiling on refined oil products such as petrol and diesel.

"Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea". "On the other hand, if North Korea continues its unsafe path, we would continue with further pressure".

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"We had a vote yesterday on sanctions". More recently, that has typically taken one to three months.

In its most recent "implementation report" submitted to the UN, China's delegation detailed, among other measures meant to bring the country into compliance with sanctions against North Korea, action it took to halt coal imports from its neighbour.

All of the previous eight sanctions have failed to make a difference in Kim's decisions, but the hopes down at the United Nations are that these new measures will be ninth time's the charm, since these are the harshest sanctions yet.

"Compared with the original draft proposed by the US, the resolution was toned down, for instance by reducing oil supplies to the North by 30 percent rather than a total suspension and by excluding the North Korean leader from the sanctions", Lee said during a Cabinet meeting.

Britain's U.N. ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, told reporters who questioned the watering down of the initial US text that "there is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united".

He also opposed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THADD) anti-missile system by the United States in South Korea asserting that it undermined the security of China and other countries in the region.

"We know that China subsidizes North Korea's bad behavior", said Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey.

"There should be no doubt about our resolve to defend our allies and our homeland", Thornton said, adding that "we are ready to respond if necessary. It remains on the table at the Security Council, and we will insist on it being considered", Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the Security Council. "We have not seen any such indication". China supplies most of North Korea's crude. It test-fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and carried out its sixth nuclear test, a powerful blast it said was the detonation of thermonuclear device, on September 3.

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