UNSC unanimously adopts resolution tightening sanctions on North Korea

North Korean military officers offering flowers before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang during celebrations

North Korean military officers offering flowers before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang during celebrations

NORTH KOREAN HACKERS may be stealing bitcoin and other virtual currencies in a bid to evade sanctions and obtain hard currencies to fund the regime.

The party that had vehemently opposed THAAD introduction as the main opposition group is now in power.

By exploding a super-grade thermonuclear bomb with the means to deliver it, destitute North Korea has forced the powerful United States to a historic nuclear decision. These others would consider "the nuclearization of East Asia not as a defeat but as a victory for U.S. foreign policy".

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China that if it did not follow through on the new sanctions, the United States would "put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system".

The biggest measures in the sanctions package are the ones that limit North Korea's textile exports and oil imports.

Special forces teams have been targeting Kim's psyche for a while and with some degree of effectiveness.

It took eight hours from midnight Sept. 6 to complete the transportation of the components of a US Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery to a hilltop site in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province. Nearly 80% of the textile exports went to China.

President Moon Jae-in issued a cautious statement to explain that the "temporary" deployment of the THAAD battery was the best possible measure to protect the lives of the people. Pyongyang also has huge stores of chemical artillery shells and rocket warheads and the capability, therefore, to also turn the South Korean capital into a sea of sarin and VX nerve gas. Import of refined petroleum products has been limited to 2 million barrels to a year.

"The UNSC's response and actions should be helpful to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to maintaining the stability of the region".

Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times.

The United States watered down an initial tougher draft resolution to win the support of North Korea allies, China and Russia.

The ambassador, Kim Hak-Chol, has five days to leave the South American country, the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement.

KOTRA has estimated the North's annual crude oil imports at 520,000 tons, but that was based on the official statistics from China released before 2013. "If North Korea continues its dangerous path, we will continue with further pressure".

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said the discovery of the xenon-133 isotope is linked to the recent test but it couldn't verify exactly what kind of bomb was detonated because several other isotopes that typically accompany a nuclear explosion were not found.

The adopted document emphasizes the need to find a peaceful solution to the North Korea issue and confirms the importance of respecting the sovereignty of all states.

Trump said it was "nice" to get a 15-0 vote at the U.N.

"The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the US the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history".

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