UN: New sanctions have been passed and will be applied to North Korea – All 15 United Nations Council have chosen to support new sanctions imposed by the United States, as well as two other countries that have previously reportedly disagreed with sanctions from the United States , Russia and China.
UN: New sanctions have been passed and will be applied to North Korea
The new sanctions were imposed on North Korea for testing of hydrogen bombs and intercontinental ballistic missiles conducted on September 3, 2017.
The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea, banning textile exports and restricting oil shipments to North Korea, according to Channel News Asia on Sept. 12, 2017.
Washington eased the clause of earlier proposals that consisted of several points to be reduced in favor of the support of China and Russia with veto power on the council, so that on September 12, 2017 the resolution was officially ratified, this is certainly burdensome for North Korea, since a month earlier North Korea has obtained sanctions prohibiting the export of coal, tin and seafood.
According to Nikki Haley, US ambassador, “The sanctions are a message to North Korea that the world will never accept nuclear weapons possessed by North Korea”, in his speech Nikki Haley also gave peace hope to overcome the crisis.
“We are not looking for war, there is still a chance for the North Korean regime. If North Korea continues to do dangerous things, then we will put further pressure, the choice is in the hands of North Korea” Nikki Haley speak in front of the UN Security Council members.
Sanctions proposal submitted by the United States is a full oil embargo and freeze foreign assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, canceled for approval from China and Russia.
The sanctions imposed were to stop importing textiles from North Korea, which is the second largest export after coal and other minerals, banning the delivery of condensate and natural gas liquids.
US officials estimate that North Korea’s textile export revenues will be reduced by US $ 726 million per year.
As well as prohibiting countries from giving new work permits to North Korean workers abroad, it is estimated that a total of 93,000 workers, this worker provides a source of revenue for Kim’s regime to develop its missile and nuclear program, according to Haley.
Under such sanctions, each country has the authority to examine a ship suspected of carrying a banned cargo from North Korea on the high seas, the country requiring permission and approval from the country of origin of the vessel carrying the cargo.
Joint ventures with North Korean entities are also prohibited, except for non-profit utility infrastructure projects. The names of senior North Korean officials and three others have been blacklisted by UN sanctions and will be subject to sanctions on freezing assets and restrictions on entry abroad.
South Korea welcomes this resolution, “A serious warning aimed at the provocation by North Korea will only increase the sanctionsi of diplomatic isolation and economic pressure”.
Japan through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that, “the sanctions are much stronger than ever, this is to urge Pyongyang to take concrete action to denuclearize.
Japan and South Korea underscored that both are ready to apply more pressure if North Korea refuses to end the aggressive development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
The United States and its allied allies agree that tougher sanctions could make North Korea willing to negotiate a halt to a nuclear test.