Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Korea to stop missile tests, resume talks

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North Koreans work in China, Russia and the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf in a variety of businesses ranging from factories to restaurants and nightclubs and are estimated to send home several billion dollars in revenue, a large portion of which the government claims, according to United Nations sanctions experts.

"These sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so will give the North Korean leadership a taste of the deprivations they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean people", Haley said. "This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation".

Kim Jong Un's regime will be banned from selling coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore, fish and seafood.

Mr Cayetano said that at Indonesia's suggestion, he and his fellow ministers would have an informal meeting last night to talk about North Korea ahead of Monday's Asean Regional Forum (ARF) meeting.

During the talks, that lasted almost an hour, China is said to have raised its strong opposition to the deployment with Minister Wang questioning whether Seoul believes the THAAD system could defend against North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles. The second, experts said, showed the potential to reach the USA mainland.

China is a major host country of North Korean workers, along with Russian Federation.

The Australian government has welcomed the unanimous decision by the United Nations Security Council to adopt new measures against North Korea.

China's representative to the U.N., Liu Jieyi, said North Korea needed to "cease taking actions that might further escalate tensions", Reuters reported. "The Chinese side urged the North Korean side to calmly handle the resolutions. and to not do anything unbeneficial towards the worldwide community such as a nuclear test", Wang said.

China fears a spread of USA influence in the region, though China and the US agree on wanting to stop North Korea's nuclear development.

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Wang told reporters that the two had an intensive conversation during which China urged North Korea to maintain calm.

Trump said China and Russian Federation voted with the USA to pass what he called "the single largest economic sanctions package ever" on North Korea.

"The day the United States dares tease our nation with a nuclear rod and sanctions, the mainland U.S. will be catapulted into an unimaginable sea of fire", it said. North Korea's irresponsible and careless acts have just proved to be quite costly to the regime. "Because they feel under threat and under siege".

On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution tightening the sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile activity.

Diplomats and sanctions experts have long warned that export revenues, even remittances from foreign workers, are cycled back to North Korea's military and nuclear programs.

Haley said neither the United Nations nor its members have complained about Trump's tweets.

The comments came as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in the Philippines for a regional summit that is expected to focus heavily on concerns with North Korea.

Prior to starting the meeting, which was closed to the media, Tillerson described the passing of the resolution as "a good outcome" and Kang, sitting opposite him, added that "it was a very, very good outcome".

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