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UN OKs new sanctions vs N. Korea. What next?

12 August 2017

Kono asked the United States to fully investigate the crash, provide Japan with information and prevent further Osprey-related incidents, a Foreign Ministry official said after their brief meeting on the fringes of regional ministerial gatherings in Manila.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday over its continued missile tests that could slash the reclusive country's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

"China urged the North Korean side to calmly face the new UN Security Council resolution, and not to do anything to violate it amid the strong opposition of the worldwide community to [North Korea] launching a missile or [staging a] nuclear test", Wang said after the meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' foreign ministers meeting.

The post New U.N. sanctions trigger sharp warning from North Korea appeared first on PBS NewsHour. North Korea still has other weapons in the works, as the canisters for a potential solid-fueled ICBM rolled out during a military parade in April demonstrated.

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North Korea will "make the US pay dearly for all the heinous crime it commits against the state and people of this country", North Korean state-media wrote Monday.

For Tillerson's interlocutors worldwide, this is beginning to be a familiar experience: When the top United States diplomat meets with counterparts, many are finding that he's arriving prepared with information on their countries' connections to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and suggestions on how they can reduce them. China has agreed to tough measures against North Korea in the past, only to back off (or employ creative accounting to mask ongoing activity).

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"Over the last 11 years, we have not seen the level of sanctions necessary, and we know that non-North Koreans are facilitating North Korea's sanctions evasion", said Ruggiero, who regretted that United Nations sanctions are focusing primarily on the North Koreans. She says the USA rejects any "moral equivalency" implied by that proposal.

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In Phnom Penh, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said he called on the North to soften its stance during a meeting with its foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, in Manila.

Ms Kang urged her northern counterpart to accept Seoul's offers of military talks to lower tensions on the divided peninsula, and for discussions on a new round of reunions for divided families, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency. North Korea's foreign minister also attends the meeting.

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Wang also met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Manila late yesterday. According to the report, Wang asked the North to respond calmly and cool-headedly toward the new United Nations sanctions and stop nuclear and missile tests.

UN OKs new sanctions vs N. Korea. What next?