According to South Korean media, the foreign Minister of the DPRK ri Yong Ho has refused the offer of Seoul to respond positively to the initiative to improve relations between the two countries: “In a situation where the South is cooperating with the United States in terms of increasing pressure on the North, such proposals seem insincere”. Meanwhile, at the end of last week, the UN Security Council unanimously voted for a resolution that contains the most drastic of sanctions against North Korea. Sanctions imposed on Pyongyang because he continues to test Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Unanimously adopted against North Korea resolution undoubtedly will hit Pyongyang. According to the circles of the UN, North Korea will lose at least $1 billion it received in the moment from annual exports.
The United States representative in the Security Council, Nikki Haley, who was the author of the resolution, said that the adoption of this resolution by all Security Council members means “a United and strong step UN against the current behavior of North Korea”. Ms. Haley has announced that will mean a new “punishment, adopted after agreement between Washington and Beijing.” MS Haley also said that “the leaders of North Korea will be punished for the threats faced by the North Korean people.”
Before entering the room where usually seat of the UN Security Council, Ms. Haley said to reporters: “All these tests Intercontinental ballistic missiles and other irresponsible activities by Pyongyang must be stopped”.
According to the circles of the UN, the measures unanimously adopted by the security Council are a diplomatic victory as the administration of the President of trump and China. China is known to be the historical “breeding ground” of North Korea. No wonder in China, saying that Beijing and Pyongyang as close as lips and teeth.
Recently, the President of the United States trump has repeatedly urged the Chinese to exert more pressure on North Korea in connection with its tests of Intercontinental ballistic missiles. These missiles are known to reach Los Angeles, new York, Detroit and other cities in the United States.
Of course, Washington is trying to show their role in the unanimity of the Security Council. However, it is clear that without the participation and without the consent of Beijing the UN resolution would have some sense. The representative of China in the UN security Council hinted that the vote would hardly make sense if China had abstained or voted against. But at the same time, the Chinese representative criticized the United States and called for the elimination of missile defense systems which were installed in South Korea. In China’s view, such weapons of Seoul is at the least counterproductive.
Since 2006, the DPRK tried to take into account a number of security Council resolutions. The case concerned those missile and nuclear tests that North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN has described as a necessary response to the military threat posed by a country the United States and South Korea.
According to a resolution adopted by the UN Security Council, all exports to North Korea of coal, iron, steel, and also sea food will be banned. The resolution also imposes restrictions on Trade Bank of North Korea and sending North Korean workers abroad, Korea. These workers, who earn money outside of North Korea, agree to support remittances to Pyongyang. With regard to civil rights defenders, they emphasize the operational nature, equal to slave pipe, the use of North Korean labor beyond the borders of the DPRK.
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said recently that the United States does not want war with North Korea and are not interested in the change of the regime in Pyongyang. Nevertheless, the us military will test Intercontinental ballistic missiles located in South Korea.