US News North Korea vows to redouble its efforts in bolstering weapons programme after latest UN sanctions

11:27  13 september  2017
11:27  13 september  2017 Source:   International Business Times

US calls for Monday vote at United Nations on new North Korea sanctions

  US calls for Monday vote at United Nations on new North Korea sanctions The proposed US sanctions would also freeze all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP) The US draft also identified nine ships that have carried out activities prohibited by previous UN resolutions and would authorise any UN member state to stop these vessels on the high seas without their consent and use “all necessary measures” – which in UN language includes force – to carry out an inspection and direct the vessel to a port.Diplomats said all 15 Security Council members discussed the draft on Friday, and both China and Russia appeared willing to negotiate.

SEOUL: North Korea on Wednesday vowed to accelerate its weapons programme in response to the “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council after its latest and most powerful test.

North Korea on Wednesday vowed to accelerate its weapons programme in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council after its latest and most powerful test.

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North Korea has pledged to redouble the efforts in strengthening its weapons programme and protecting its sovereignty as the country rejected the latest round of economic sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council. The reclusive nation also warned the US would suffer the "greatest pain" for engineering harsh sanctions against Pyongyang.

US calls for Monday vote at United Nations on new North Korea sanctions

  US calls for Monday vote at United Nations on new North Korea sanctions The proposed US sanctions would also freeze all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP) The US draft also identified nine ships that have carried out activities prohibited by previous UN resolutions and would authorise any UN member state to stop these vessels on the high seas without their consent and use “all necessary measures” – which in UN language includes force – to carry out an inspection and direct the vessel to a port.Diplomats said all 15 Security Council members discussed the draft on Friday, and both China and Russia appeared willing to negotiate.

North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test. "The DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country's

North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.

Late on Monday, 11 September, the top UN body unanimously adopted its ninth package of sanctions on North Korea to punish the hermit kingdom for its recent nuclear detonation. A limited oil embargo and a ban on textile imports were placed as part of the measures although the final resolution was watered down from the initial tougher proposal by the US.

Responding to the UNSC's step, the North said the sanctions were "illegal and evil".

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"The 'resolution' was fabricated by the U.S. employing all sorts of despicable and vicious means and methods. The DPRK condemns in the strongest terms and categorically rejects the UNSC 'resolution 2375' on sanctions as a product of heinous provocation aimed at depriving the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] of its legitimate right for self-defence and completely suffocating its state and people through the full-scale economic blockade," said North Korea's foreign ministry on Wednesday, 13 September.

US calls for Monday vote at United Nations on new North Korea sanctions

  US calls for Monday vote at United Nations on new North Korea sanctions The proposed US sanctions would also freeze all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP) The US draft also identified nine ships that have carried out activities prohibited by previous UN resolutions and would authorise any UN member state to stop these vessels on the high seas without their consent and use “all necessary measures” – which in UN language includes force – to carry out an inspection and direct the vessel to a port.Diplomats said all 15 Security Council members discussed the draft on Friday, and both China and Russia appeared willing to negotiate.

Seoul: North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.

North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test. “The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea ] will redouble the efforts to increase its

This was also the first time the UNSC targeted the country's oil imports while sanctioning the regime.

Before the foreign ministry's comments were released, North Korea's ambassador to the UN Han Tae-song had warned these measures are set to backfire for Washington.

"The forthcoming measures... will make the US suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history," Han said in his first reaction to the sanctions.

The North is "ready to use a form of ultimate means," as the US has "fired up political, economic, and military confrontation," Han added.

Trump hits North Korea with fresh sanctions .
Donald Trump has signed an executive order to introduce new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The order boosts the US Treasury's ability to clamp down on individuals and companies that finance and facilitate trade with the reclusive state.President Trump said the measures would "cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind".

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