Saturday, June 3, 2017

U.S. And China Cooperate On Imposing New U.N. Sanctions On North Korea

Reuters: U.N. expands North Korea blacklist in first U.S., China sanctions deal under Trump

The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang's only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office.

The Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to rein in its reclusive neighbor, warning that all options are on the table if Pyongyang persists with its nuclear and missile development programs.

The United States has struggled to slow those programs, which have become a security priority given Pyongyang's vow to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

"The United States will continue to seek a peaceful, diplomatic resolution to this situation," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council after the vote.

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WNU Editor: These sanctions only impact a small number of North Korean officials .... the expectation was that new sanctions would be more broader. On a bright note .... at least the Russians are on board (for now) .... Moscow says won't veto UN resolution on N.Korea sanctions (AFP).

More News On The U.S. And China Cooperating In Imposing New U.N. Sanctions On North Korea

UN punishes North Korea in first China-US sanctions deal under Trump -- South China Morning Post
North Korean officials hit with UN sanctions as 'clear message' to stop missile tests -- The Guardian
U.N. Security Council Unanimously Broadens Sanctions On North Korea -- NPR
UN Security Council expands sanctions on North Korea -- The Hill

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