S Korean foreign minister open to meeting N Korean counterpart

Katrina Barker
August 8, 2017

"These sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so will give the North Korean leadership a taste of the deprivations they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean people", Haley said. "But the militarisation of other features by other countries are mostly ignored and the security blanket all around China is not discussed", he said.

"And this time, the council has matched its words and actions", she said. The UNSC unanimously approved tough new sanctions last night including a ban on coal and other exports worth over 1 billion dollars.

"North Korea bears full responsibility for the measures we have enacted", he said.

Southeast Asia's top diplomats have slammed North Korea with a sharp rebuke over its intercontinental ballistic missile tests and reminded Pyongyang of its duty to avoid conflicts as a member of Asia's biggest security forum. The second, experts said, showed the potential to reach the USA mainland.

"We stress that additional restrictions can not be an end to themselves, they need to be a tool to engage in dialogue", said Russia's new ambassador to the U.N., Vassily Nebenzia.

The resolution asks the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea to ban the import of many more so-called dual-use items, which have commercial purposes but can also be used in conventional, biological, chemical or nuclear weapons. Mr. Liu told the council he welcomed the USA position that it wasn't seeking regime change in North Korea.

And hard currency is what North Korea needs to fund its missile tests.

A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new United Nations sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North's economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor to halt its missile and nuclear tests.

North Korea has already faced a decade's worth of ever-increasing sanctions backed by the US and its allies.

The US has been putting pressure on China, which accounts for 90% of the North's trade, to enforce the sanctions. In response, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said the regime's missile launch significantly heightened threats in the region and President Moon was left with no other option. "If we get to pass it, it would benefit the whole of Asean", Cayetano told a group of editors and senior journalists from Asean countries during a conversation on the sidelines of the Asean ministerial meeting. "Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions". "The President appreciates China's and Russia's cooperation in securing passage of this resolution", read a White House statement released after the UN Security Council's unanimous passage of the sweeping measures.

One of the diplomats tells The Associated Press that Cambodia expressed concern over the issuance by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' foreign ministers of a separate statement criticizing North Korea's two ICBM tests last month. But there were no signs the US would acquiesce to China's call for a quick return to negotiations.

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