Κυριακή, Αυγούστου 06, 2017

U.N. Security Council passes tough new sanctions on North Korea

U.N. Security Council
The United Nations Security Council voted Saturday to enact tough new sanctions on North Korea over its continued pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons.


The U.S. delegation succeeded in negotiating the package with China and Russia, the two permanent members of the Security Council most hesitant to impose tougher measures against the Kim regime. A no-vote by either country would have prevented the sanctions from being imposed. In the end, all 15 member-nations of the Security Council voted in favor of the U.S.-authored resolution.

The sanctions impose tough new restrictions on North Korea's top exports, which bring in about $3 billion annually to help fund the communist government. Officials told CNN the sanctions could reduce that revenue by a third.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the sanctions "put the North Korean dictator on notice" and represented a "strong, united step holding North Korea accountable for its behavior."
 [upi.com]
5/8/17
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