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China urges North Korea to 'take seriously' bid to halt nuclear program

China urges North Korea to 'take seriously' bid to halt nuclear program”

A leaked draft resolution last week showed that the U.S.is likely to push for heavy new sanctions that would prohibit all oil product sales to North Korea, as well as stopping member states hiring DPRK laborers, purchasing its textiles, and operating joint venture businesses in the country.

Several diplomats said the USA demand for a speedy council vote was aimed at putting maximum pressure on China and reflected Washington's escalating concern over North Korea's latest nuclear test, which its leaders touted as a hydrogen bomb, and its recent ballistic missile launch over Japan.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pointing to the negotiations that led to Iran curtailing its nuclear program as a possible model for tackling the North Korea crisis.

"The North Korean regime bears full responsibility for the measures that the UN Security Council has enacted today".

Beijing and Moscow have called for a resolution that focuses on a political solution and have proposed a freeze-for-freeze that would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the US and South Korea halting their joint military exercises - an initiative rejected by the Trump administration.

The ministry stressed that the proposed sanctions were aimed at undermining North Korea's sovereignty to an extreme level, and added that Pyongyang was closely monitoring USA moves.

The sanctions would not blacklist North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and only impose a travel ban and asset freeze on four other officials, according to Reuters.

A Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes to pass.

"There are many elements to consider beyond the military and strategic value of this issue; the regional and global political context, the global non-proliferation norms, Korea's profile in the nonproliferation norms, and of course denuclearization being the fundamental rationale with which we are promoting and pursuing complete denuclearization of the North nuclear program", said Kang.

It will also be a disappointment to South Korea, which has sought tough new sanctions that would be harder for Pyongyang to ignore, as it said dialogue remained on the table.

These additional measures were also included to limit North Korea's ability to smuggle products like coal and iron - particularly on the high seas. "Therefore, we supported and are supporting the sanctions contained in the resolutions aimed at compelling the DPRK to meet the demands of the Security Council". "Taking into account the views expressed by Angela Merkel, the Russian leader noted readiness to supplement the functions of the United Nations mission proposed in the Russian draft resolution of the Security Council", the press service said. North Korea is 12.30 hrs ahead of NY time, known as EST.

Mr Johnson said the new measures were "the most stringent UN sanctions regime placed on any nation in the 21st century".

While China is the patron of North Korea, Russia is the other important trading partner that also hosts a large number of expatriate workers from that country.

In addition, according to figures from the International Trade Centre, a joint World Trade Organisation-United Nations agency, the North imported $115 million-worth of refined oil products -which could include petrol and aircraft fuel - from China a year ago.

The fear is that outside influences have provided North Korea with equipment or expertise that has moved them closer to becoming a nuclear nation.

"The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the United States the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history", the ministry said, using the abbreviation for North Korea's formal name.

Faced with the rapid progress of Kim Jong Un's weapons program, some South Korean officials have called for American tactical nuclear weapons to be redeployed in their country.

"We think it's a big mistake to underestimate this Russia, China initiative".

North Korea is thought to possess missiles capable of reaching over 8,000 kilometers, which would place Hawaii and the west coast of the continental U.S. at risk.

Ahead of the vote, North Korea warned the United States that it would pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions were passed by the Security Council.

"The world will see how we take strong actions, unimagined by the United States, in succession to deal with the USA", the statement said.

DPRK stands for the North's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

South Korea widely predicted its northern rival would test another missile to mark its national holiday on September 9.

European Council on Foreign Relations UN expert Richard Gowan said the United States had "rather predictably been mugged by reality" during the most recent negotiations on sanctions.

They also agreed that China and Russian Federation had critical roles to play, not only in agreeing UNSC sanctions but in implementing them.



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