Tuesday, September 12, 2017

President Trump: U.N. North Korea Sanctions Are 'Not A Big Deal'

CNN: Trump says UN North Korea sanctions are 'not a big deal'

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and congressional lawmakers signaled on Tuesday that more steps need to be taken to rein in North Korea's rapidly developing nuclear program despite the United Nations Security Council's unanimous vote to pass additional sanctions on the rogue nation.

Trump noted the 15-0 United Nations vote during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, but said they are "just another very small step, not a big deal" and suggested that he doesn't know "if it has any impact."

Trump added that the sanctions pale in comparison to "what ultimately will have to happen" to North Korea.

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WNU Editor: These sanctions are a big deal .... and an accomplishment that was not expected a few months ago.

Update #1: The U.S. is warning to both Russia and China .... Trump officials call out China, Russia for helping N. Korea evade sanctions (The Hill).

Update #2: Russia and China are issuing their own warning .... China and Russia Warn the U.S. Not to Seek North Korean Regime Change (Bloomberg).

More News On President Trump'S Remarks On U.N. North Korea Sanctions And The Response Of US Lawmakers'

North Korea sanctions 'nothing compared to what will have to happen': Trump -- Reuters
Trump: North Korea sanctions 'small step,' warns of more -- Washington Post
Trump: North Korea sanctions 'nothing' compared to 'what ultimately will have to happen' -- Chicago Tribune/AP
Mnuchin Threatens More Sanctions on China Over North Korea -- Bloomberg
US lawmakers want 'supercharged' response to North Korea nuclear tests -- Reuters
US Lawmakers Ask 'What's Next?' After Latest UN North Korea Sanctions -- Voice of America


Aizino Smith said...

Local talk show host is saying the sanctions are not a big deal.

The host points out that Russia will not make new deals on oil sales to North Korea, but will continue delivery on old ones. That is the amount of oil going to North Korea will not decrease. It just will not grow.

The host also said that Russia may have been more accommodating except for the Democrat Party jihad against Russia.

The host also said there is a Russia connection. That would be between Hillary and Russian money. We are talking about 25 million smackers.

Anonymous said...

It's a bit pathetic really.

Think about it.

North Korea - run by a guy who tortures and kills own family members - threatens nuclear annihilation of US, even goes so far as to produce propaganda videos showing US cities engulfed in flames.

Aand this is the response. "We won't reduce oil sales but also not increase them. That will teach you."


Expect Iran to have their nuclear program back on track by the end of this decade (they need to find someone to have their back though, like China protects north Korea). Expect terrorists to have them by 2025-2030. Expect media outcry and "what could we have done differently" in the years to come after.

Aizino Smith said...

To all the liberals remember the Beneath the Planet of the Apes bomb.

It may not be possible. But what if you could create a hole? that would be like layered air defense. No one layer will do everything in, but...

Radiation, fallout, nuclear winter, hole.

B.Poster said...

"The host said that Russia may have been more accomadating except for the Democratic party jihad against Russia." I think it very likely they would have. This "jihad" had/has no upside combined with huge downside costs/risks. As such, blowback from such actions would be bound to be expected. In any event, confronting North Korea is now much harder than it would have been.