UN Sanctions: China abandons North Korea

Tracy FergusonFeb 23, 2017

Under the 1994 Geneva Agreed Framework, the Clinton administration succeeded in freezing North Korea's nuclear activities for several years, by promising to improve US-North Korea relations.

The remaining strategy is increasing America's missile defense capabilities.

The moratorium brings Beijing into compliance with February's U.N. Security Council resolutions over North Korea's nuclear program.

Earlier this month, North Korea tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile, its first direct challenge to the global community since U.S. President Donald Trump took office on January 20.

Mariah Carey on Being "Victimized" Over NYE Performance
It just caused me a wreck of a New Year's Eve, and that's fine as long as they didn't ruin any body else's holiday, that's fine'.

North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy South Korea and its main ally, the United States, conducted more than 20 missile tests past year, as well as two nuclear tests, in defiance of U.N. resolutions and sanctions. Beijing in December halted most coal imports from North Korea in support of United Nations sanctions to deter Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, but left open imports for "humanitarian exemptions"-a loophole meant to help sustain North Korea's economy". Instead, President Trump should focus more on strengthening US alliances in Northeast Asia, especially in the field of ballistic missile defense.

Trump has also suggested at various times that he would be willing to meet Kim - conveying a sense of legitimacy and face that North Korean leaders have traditionally craved.

Business with North Korea had become increasingly hard under years of sanctions and the once-bustling trade handling coal from the north had shrunk to just a few private merchants. Trump has publicly declared that North Korea's goal of developing a nuclear-capable missile that can reach the United States "won't happen".

"Today, what we see is nuclear test, sanction, nuclear test and then sanction again", Agence France-Presse reported Wang as saying.

CDC: It definitely looks like flu season is here
Reports of flu infections are rising, and Scotland County Health Department is urging residents to get vaccinated. With weeks to go during the current flu season, vaccination at this time could still offer protective benefit.

China protested and said the Taiwan issue was the "political foundation" of ties between Beijing and Washington.

"The basic principle in terms of exporting raw materials from DPRK is simply we don't promote the export of raw materials including coal", he said.

North Korea rejected the resolution as yet another conspiracy masterminded by the United States to deny its sovereignty.

"They have to take. into good consideration, the fact that the DPRK has now become a full-fledged nuclear power, a military power in the East". China has a long tradition of paying lip service toward cooperation with the United States and the worldwide community while largely failing to apply any meaningful pressure on North Korea, and for good reason: It doesn't want a nuclear-armed neighbor on its border to become a nuclear-armed enemy.

Toshiba chairman to step down after nuclear business loss
Toshiba was reported by New York Times as saying that the firm is considering to sell stake in Westinghouse. Toshiba is expected to restructure its ailing nuclear business, but nothing has been announced.

"The new administration tries to maintain the status quo in terms of the Americans trying to dominate the geopolitical situation, especially in the Asia-Pacific region", he said through a translator provided by the government.

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

Former NFL QB Vince Young eyes comeback
Young won the 2006 NCAA championship with the University of Texas and was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2005. Young then returned to his alma mater where he completed his Bachelor's degree in applied learning and development.

China enters men's curling final at Asian Winter Games
He had the combined time of 2:19.37 after two runs, while Yohei Koyama of Japan got the gold with 2:17.51. Seo Yi-ra won the men's 1,000m title, with fellow South Korea taking silver.

Samsung Chief Lee Returned to Prosecutors for Second Day
Just as Samsung announces the Galaxy 8 to be released in 2017, Vice Chair Jay Lee is arrested. Samsung was the single biggest donor to the foundations.

LG G6's FullVision Display and UX 6.0 Previewed
LG Electronics' upcoming G6 smartphone will have a new UX that utilizes the 18:9 ratio Full Vision display, the company has said. More recently LG reminded us that its choice of screen and construction has created a big screen device that fits your hand.

Chelsea are already Premier League champions, says United boss Mourinho
Millwall dumped out Premier League champions Leicester City and will now host Tottenham Hotspur. The players knew it was hard and came with the right attitude.

Police responding to active shooter report in Houston hospital
Dozens of patients on gurneys were seen being wheeled out to a waiting box truck where they appeared to be receiving treatment. It is named after businessman Ben Taub, an influential philanthropist in Houston's development during the 1960s and '70s.

Jose Mourinho bursts out laughing after Blackburn mascot's cheeky comment to referee
Record-signing Pogba played in Ibrahimovic to coolly finish past Rovers keeper Jason Steele and fire United into the next round. The players knew it would be hard and they came with the right attitude.

First VP Mehriban Aliyeva to become outstanding statesperson, says Gusman
Azerbaijan's opposition reacted furiously to Mr Aliyev's decision, saying family rule had no place in the 21st century. A scene from the Security Council meeting, during which Mehriban Aliyeva was named Azerbaijan's vice-president.

Snapchat Spectacles Now Available Online in the US
Meanwhile, merely getting a significant portion of the public to adapt to the glasses would be a victory for Snap . Are you already on your way to order a pair of Spectacles? Snapchat Spectacles are now available online .

Reston Restaurants Show Their Support of 'Day Without Immigrants'
Out of solidarity, he says he'll "try to do our gringo version of Latino food and serve them if they want to come in". "I'd love to simply disappear, but my job is to primarily help immigrants, so I can not just stop going to work".