President Putin refuses to stop oil supply to North Korea – The trials of the hydrogen bomb on intercontinental ballistic missiles conducted on September 3, 2017 caused various reactions. The United States and its allies responded by launching a discourse for a global embargo on oil exports to North Korea.
“The United States is considering, in addition to other options, stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea” quoted from the statement of US President, Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
US ambassador for UN, Nikki Haley, said that the United States will propose a new UN sanctions resolution for North Korea.
President Putin refuses to stop oil supply to North Korea
Following up on these statements and reactions, on Tuesday between sessions of the economic summit held in the city of Vladisvostok, Eastern Russia. South Korean President Moon Jae-in meets with President Putin to discuss North Korea’s latest nuclear test, President Putin Says That, “The Russian state is opposed to the idea of cutting oil supplies to North Korea as sanctions imposed on the new nuclear test conducted by North Korea, North Korea’s nuclear test is a serious violation of the United Nations resolution. ”
Putin further said, “The sanctions and pressure will not stop North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing. Stopping oil exports to North Korea will only hurt North Koreans, as it may interfere with hospital and other civilian activities.”
“Without political and diplomatic tools, it would be difficult and even impossible to achieve progress in such a current situation, so we should not put our emotions behind and push North Korea into a dead end, it needs quiet action and avoiding progressive steps” thus disclosed by Mr Yoon, presidential spokesman Moon Jae-in.
Putin discloses the total oil exports going from Russia to North Korea is less than 40 thousand tons per year.
Despite Putin’s refusal to halt his supply of supplies to North Korea, the governments of China and Russia have agreed to impose sanctions on the North,
namely supporting the Security Council to ban exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood in the country. Both countries agree to oppose any action that could disrupt North Korea’s stability. They assume that the sanctions that have been applied previously to North Korea are less influential on North Korea’s stand to stop nuclear and missile tests, Kim Jong-un’s regime remains tested even though President Trump previously threatened to lower fire and anger to North Korea, if North Korea continues to provoke.
Earlier in April 2017, the United States had installed radar and 2 missile interceptors at an uninhabited hilltop golf course in Seonju city, 135 miles southeast of the capital city of Seoul. The South Korean Ministry of Defense revealed that the United States plans to install a missile defense system as a continuation of previous installations. The Defense Ministry further said that four interceptor missiles will be paired again on Thursday, in response to nuclear and North Korean missile threats.
On the sidelines of President Putin’s meeting with Mr. Moon, Putin called on the United States and South Korea to consider the “freeze-for-freeze” solution provided by China and Russia, where the United States and South Korea were held to suspend annual joint military exercises in return for a moratorium on northern korea for missile tests and nuclear.
But the United States and South Korea have rejected the solution, arguing that, suspends annual joint military exercises such as rewarding North Koreans who have been willing to stop nuclear and missile tests, while missile and nuclear tests are prohibited by the United Nations .
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, a close ally of the United States against North Korea, also attended the Vladivostok forum and was scheduled to meet Putin on Thursday.
“We must make North Korea understand there is no bright future for the country if it pursues the current path,” Mr. Abe told reporters before his departure from Japan.