UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in watered-down version of initial resolution.

The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]
The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its sixth and largest nuclear test.

With backing from China and Russia, the council voted 15-0 on Monday to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.

The resolution is a watered-down version of the original US proposal. Continue reading “UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea”

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UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests

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Security Council condemns North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an ‘outrageous’ threat.

The Security Council demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons programmes [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday as an “outrageous” threat and demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons and programmes.

In a statement the 15-member Security Council said it was of “vital importance” that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions and called on all states to implement United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang. Continue reading “UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests”

North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’

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Punishing measures are in ‘violent violation’ of North’s sovereignty, Pyongyang says, as it rejects offers of talks.

North Korea has been conducting nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite warnings [Reuters]

North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.

North Korea on Monday condemned the sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the US.

The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency, adding it would take “righteous action” in return.

China backs UN sanctions on North Korea as ASEAN summit held

“We will not put our self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table” while it faced threats from Washington, it said, “and will never take a single step back from strengthening our nuclear might”.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday a US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports from North Korea worth more than $1bn.

The triggering event late July, North Korea’s latest test of ballistic missiles, had the international community and experts concerned. Along with the North Korean government, they say the missiles can reach different parts of the US.

Top diplomats meet in Manila

Meanwhile, several Asian foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, are currently gathered in the Philippine capital, Manila, for an ASEAN regional summit. Continue reading “North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’”

UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

AL JAZREEZA Aug. 6, 2017

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.

The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn. Continue reading “UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions”

US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang

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Fresh UN sanctions come amid ASEAN meeting, where Chinese minister is urging North Korean official to abide by measures.

The United States, China, Japan and South Korea have all welcomed tough new UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday praised the approval of new UN sanctions agreed a day earlier, calling the move a “very good outcome.” Continue reading “US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang”

China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves

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Beijing’s efforts to reduce North Korea tensions will not yield practical results, says China’s UN envoy.

The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]
The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]

China’s UN envoy has said it is primarily up to the United States and North Korea, not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work towards resuming talks to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.

Liu Jieyi’s remark came on Monday after US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea who a day earlier conducted its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Jieyi said “[the US and North Korea] hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China”.

“No matter how capable China is, China’s efforts will not yield practical results because it depends on the two principal parties,” Liu said, speaking at a news conference marking the end of Beijing’s presidency of the UN Security Council in July. Continue reading “China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves”

Liên hợp quốc cắt giảm ngân sách cho lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình toàn cầu

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Ngày 30/6, Đại Hội đồng Liên hợp quốc (LHQ) đã nhất trí cắt giảm gần 600 triệu USD từ ngân sách 7,87 tỷ USD hiện nay chi cho hoạt động của các lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình trên khắp thế giới, xuống còn 7,3 tỷ USD.

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Cụ thể, các nước thành viên LHQ đã nhất trí 6,8 tỷ USD trong ngân sách là để tài trợ cho 14 phái bộ gìn giữ hòa bình. 500 triệu USD còn lại bổ sung cho phái bộ gìn giữ hòa bình tại Haiti và khu vực Darfur của Sudan sẽ được LHQ thông qua lần cuối vào tháng 12 tới. Continue reading “Liên hợp quốc cắt giảm ngân sách cho lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình toàn cầu”

US: Ready to use force in North Korea ‘if we must’

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US vows to defend itself and allies against North Korea’s missile threat if necessary, but prefers to use trade clout.

Nikki Haley directed her comments to the Russian delegation at UN Security Council [Mike Segar/Reuters]

The United States vowed to use military force to defend the country and its allies against North Korea if necessary but said it prefers to use its clout in international trade to address the growing threat. Continue reading “US: Ready to use force in North Korea ‘if we must’”

UNSC to hold emergency meeting on N.Korea

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UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday after North Korea said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomats said.

The United States — which confirmed it was an ICBM launch — backed by Japan and South Korea, requested the urgent meeting that is scheduled for 3pm (1900 GMT). Continue reading “UNSC to hold emergency meeting on N.Korea”

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

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People watch a TV news programme showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay said on Sunday (May 21).

The meeting was requested by the United States, Japan and South Korea, Uruguay’s mission to the United Nations said. Continue reading “UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea”

North Korea fires unidentified projectile, says South

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Russia ‘worried’ about rising tensions as China calls for restraint after Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test.

 

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile that flew 700km, South Korea’s military said, days after a new leader took office in Seoul pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

The missile was fired early on Sunday from the region of Kusong, northwest of Pyongyang, where North Korea in February successfully test-launched an intermediate-range missile that it is believed to be developing. Continue reading “North Korea fires unidentified projectile, says South”

North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council

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A man watches a TV report covering North Korea's missile testing, in Seoul, South Korea (AP) 1 1
A man watches a TV report covering North Korea’s missile testing, in Seoul, South Korea (AP)

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and demanded a halt to all tests.

Security Council officials claimed they violate UN sanctions and “are significantly increasing tension in the region and beyond”. Continue reading “North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council”

US rebuffs China over North Korea talks

UNITED NATIONS: The United States on Wednesday (Mar 8) rebuffed China’s appeal for talks with North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un was behaving irrationally and that it was reassessing its approach to dealing with Pyongyang.

China, Pyongyang’s main ally, earlier called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt to the annual US-South Korean military drills.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing that the proposal could help bring the United States and North Korea back to negotiations and avert what he termed a “head-on collision”.

After a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said North Korea’s actions called for a different response. Continue reading “US rebuffs China over North Korea talks”

World leaders condemn North Korea over missile launches

Call made for emergency UN security council meeting after action shocks international community and angers Japan and South Korea

A U-2 ultra-high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the US air force lands at Osan airbase, south of Seoul, on Monday.
A U-2 ultra-high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the US air force lands at Osan airbase, south of Seoul, on Monday. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

A shocked international community has condemned North Korea after it launched four ballistic missiles on Monday morning, three of which fell into Japanese waters.

Calling on Pyongyang to “stop its provocative actions”, the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said the launches were in violation of multiple UN security council resolutions and threatened international peace and security. Continue reading “World leaders condemn North Korea over missile launches”

US, South Korea and Japan discuss sanctions on Pyongyang

WASHINGTON: Senior US, South Korean and Japanese officials met on Monday (Feb 27) to discuss how better to enforce international sanctions against North Korea’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes. The Washington talks came shortly after United Nations experts warned that Pyongyang has been flouting existing sanctions, and just as China’s top diplomat held talks at the White House.

US special representative for North Korea policy Joseph Yun met senior Japanese diplomat Kenji Kanasugi and South Korea’s special representative Kim Hong-kyun at the State Department.

In a statement, they condemned the North’s “flagrant disregard for multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions prohibiting its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes.” Continue reading “US, South Korea and Japan discuss sanctions on Pyongyang”