John McCain: North Korea must know price for aggression is 'extinction'

John McCain: North Korea must know price for aggression is 'extinction'

The new United Nations sanctions are an attempt to starve the country of fuel and income for its weapons programmes.

The US wanted a complete ban on oil exports to North Korea, immediate end to employment of an estimated 93,000 of its citizens overseas, forcible boarding of ships trading with that country to check for contraband, and restrictions on UN.

"The DPRK (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means", the Korean Central News Agency quoted the North Korean foreign ministry as saying.

Reuters/KCNAThe United Nations sanction North Korea with bigger penalties after their sixth nuclear missile test.

"Instead of making (the) right choice with rational analysis, ".

China, the North's main ally and key energy supplier, and Russian Federation have not clearly said whether they would support the new raft of sanctions. The new measures include the first-ever cap on oil exports to the isolated state as well as a ban on its textile and labour exports.

At first, the US called for a complete oil embargo and a freeze on the assets of leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump also said he already discussed the issue with his State Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "But those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen", he added, without giving details.

The Security Council is due to vote in NY on a US-drafted resolution to impose new restrictions on the rogue state following its sixth and largest nuclear test, carried out just over a week ago. We are not looking for war.

In reaction, the Security Council agreed to target North Korea's trade and fuel imports.

"But to achieve such a solution, the pressure on North Korea must be increased".

The text was agreed to after final negotiations between the USA and China, the North's ally and major trading partner.

Rycroft called the resolution "very robust" and "a very significant set of additional sanctions on imports into North Korea and exports out of North Korea and other measures as well". It still proposes a ban on textile exports.

The committee chair went on to say the USA could give Chinese banks and companies "a choice between doing business with North Korea or the United States".

2 June 2017: United Nations imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on four entities and 14 officials, including the head of North Korea's overseas spying operations.

"We've been played by the Kims for years", Republican Representative Ted Poe said, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his predecessors, as reported by Reuters.

On September 3, the North Korean Army carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test with a hydrogen bomb, which triggered a strong condemnation of the global community and raised tensions in the region.

On August 5, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's ballistic missiles tests conducted in late July.

China has been critical of THAAD's deployment, expressing concern over it potentially undermining security in the region.

Ms Haley last week dismissed the proposal as "insulting".



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