The latest sanctions, the sixth of their kind since President Donald Trump took office early this year, marked the first time that the USA government blacklisted North Korean vessels.
USA officials say Pyongyang is close to developing a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of striking the United States, and have vowed that a nuclear-armed North Korea will not be tolerated. Standing front and center on the world stage, the American President called Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man", as well as a series of other slurs better suited for a speech by a middle school preteen running for class president.
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The Republican president, who has traded personal insults with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but has not ruled out talks, said the Treasury Department will announce additional sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. "The U.N. [Security Council] Sanction 2375 has been operating, so I think it will enhance pressure on Kim Jong Un's regime and worldwide society's distrust on North Korea".
"This is a serious provocation and a violent infringement upon our dignified country", a North Korea spokesman told the state's Korean Central News Agency.
China has been pushing what it calls a "freeze for freeze" agreement that would halt US and South Korean large-scale military drills in return for North Korea suspending its testing and nuclear program.Читайте также: Man United can win EPL, Champions League - Ibrahimovic
The US removed North Korea from its list in 2008 in a move to try and promote dialogue over its weapons programmes.
The UN estimated the latest ban, imposed after its two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July, would slash by North Korea's $3-billion annual export revenue by a third. But the unilateral measures, analysts said, only prevent US companies and banks from doing business with those sanctioned, which was already happening in practice.
Trump's recent decision, however, seemed to have only increased the months-long tensions between the two sides.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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More seriously, however, Trump during his recent swing to East Asian capitals sought to line up broad support for tough policies toward North Korea. The U.S. has maintained North Korea must cease its program before negotiations can begin.Код для вставки в блог