North Korea says will make U.S. suffer over 'vicious' United Nations sanctions

German chancellor has suggested a diplomatic solution to the North Korean stand-off

German chancellor has suggested a diplomatic solution to the North Korean stand-off

Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea credited China and Russias support of the United Nations resolution but said both countries “must do much more” to implement and enforce the sanctions, in the face of Pyongyangs ability to evade restrictions that have been progressively tightened for a decade.

But it also urged South Korea and the USA not to complicate the situation and urged them to embrace its own "dual track approach" and "suspension for suspension initiative", which are "the proposals put forward by China to fundamentally resolve the Korean Peninsula issue in a peaceful manner".

These people are mostly employed in Russian Federation and China, though they're also in Malaysia, Mongolia, a number of Middle Eastern countries and even Poland. Some 93,000 North Koreans work overseas, providing Kim's regime with a source of revenue to develop its missile and nuclear programs, according to a U.S. official familiar with the negotiations.

Trump told reporters at the start of a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak that he was pleased Malaysia no longer did business with North Korea, before adding that he had just discussed the United Nations vote with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The resolution would particularly hit North Korea's textile exports, which are second only to coal and other minerals in generating earnings, bringing in a total of $752 million previous year, according to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, told the Security Council after the vote: "We don't take pleasure in further strengthening sanctions today".

The U.N. has followed through on projected sanctions against Pyongyang over Kim Jong-un's repeated refusal to put down his collection of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and especially for his regime's development of mini-nukes that can be strapped onto those ICBMs.

The U.N. Security Council adopted a new sanctions resolution against the North earlier in the day that includes heavy restrictions on hiring of North Korean workers overseas.

He said the Norths access to hard currency was its “Achilles heel.” He urged the administration to “dramatically ramp up” US sanctions designations of entities that deal with North Korea, particularly Chinese banks.

Earlier Tuesday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing strictly enforces all United Nations resolutions.

President Donald Trump has regularly called on China to stop North Korea's nuclear advancement, even saying in July it could "easily" end the crisis.

Kim Hyun-Wook of Seoul's Korea National Diplomatic Academy, predicted: "The sanctions will only provide North Korea with an excuse for further provocations, such as an ICBM launch". She said North Korea was "begging for war". Those sanctions came less than a month after the Treasury Department targeted 10 entities and six individuals that did business with North Korea. Chinese Ambassador Liu Jieyi again called for talks "sooner rather than later".

South Korea said on Wednesday traces of radioactive xenon gas were confirmed to be from a North Korean nuclear test earlier this month, but it was unable to conclude whether the test had been a hydrogen bomb as Pyongyang claimed.

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