North Korea slams latest Trump security strategy as a 'criminal document'

Dec 26, 2017, 02:20
North Korea slams latest Trump security strategy as a 'criminal document'

Crude oil supplies were capped at four million barrels per year and a ceiling of 500,000 barrels of refined petroleum products, including diesel and kerosene, was set for next year.

After the September nuclear test, the Security Council capped refined petroleum exports to North Korea at 2 million barrels.

North Korea's test on November 29 of its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile yet was its 20th launch of a ballistic missile this year, and added to fears that the North will soon have a military arsenal that can viably target the USA mainland.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously made a decision to adopt a resolution tightening sanctions - further cutting oil supplies and cracking down on what the USA sees as a North Korean slave labor market. The North Korean regime over the years has sent thousands of workers primarily to China and Russian Federation to work, in effect, as slaves, with earnings being paid to the regime. The United States stations 28,500 troops in the South, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.

The sanctions are expected to have a significant impact on the communist regime's already faltering economy.

Hua said the new United Nations resolution emphasizes "not inflicting adverse humanitarian impact" on North Koreans and not affecting regular economic activities, humanitarian assistance and the activities of the diplomatic missions in North Korea. Trump has signed an Executive Order declaring a national emergency over severe human rights abuses and corruption around the world. The measure also prohibits insurance for all North Korean-affiliated vessels.

China's Ministry of Commerce said through a statement that it was giving North Korean companies 120 days to close. However, in light of Pyongyang's refusal to rein in its nuclear and weapons programmes, so Beijing's concerns for the safety of its own people have grown.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Data released by China on Saturday showed that its trade with North Korea edged up to $388 million in November but remained around its lowest levels this year.

The response from the global community was damning and the UN Security Council agreed on a raft of new measures created to hinder the states capability to produce nuclear weapons. At that time, however, China and Russian Federation objected to oil restrictions that were too far-reaching.

In response, Trump said at a UN speech in September: "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea". Facing a shortage of food, North Korean soldiers have been raiding farms to secure food supplies for the military.

While denouncing North Korea's "unacceptable" nuclear and missile programs as well as the "tremendous risks" posed by its unannounced launches, Safronkov urged the "establishment of an atmosphere of trust among states in the region" through the de-escalation of military activity by multiple parties. This aid was then used to prop up the regime and its military.

In 2017, North Korea accelerated its missile program.

Lu Chao, a Korean affairs expert at the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences in the northeast China city of Shenyang, said that the sanctions the United States had proposed might have led to a backlash from Pyongyang, but described the approved version of them as "appropriate and reasonable".

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