Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

China agrees more United Nations actions needed against N.Korea after nuclear test

China agrees more United Nations actions needed against N.Korea after nuclear test

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke at the regional meeting in Vladivostok and agreed to try to persuade China and Russian Federation to cut off oil to North Korea as much as possible, according to South Korean officials.

Putin's comments went even further than the Chinese government, which called President Trump's threat of cutting off all countries that trade with North Korea "unacceptable" but said further sanctions would be debated at the U.N. Security Council.

Putin, for his part, will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Wednesday at a long planned conference in Vladivostok.

Following Pyongyang's six missile test, Trump said the U.S. is considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea".

China and Russian Federation, which also have denounced the nuclear test, are calling for more dialogue.

Despite North Korea's repeated challenges to the worldwide community, including nine missile tests since Moon took office in May, the South Korean leader continues to stress the need to engage with the North, saying there must never be another war on the Korean Peninsula.

Both sides can gain enormous economic benefits through a myriad of joint projects as envisioned in President Moon's so-called "New Northern Policy" and Putin's New East Policy aimed at developing local infrastructure, including construction of a Siberian gas pipeline, and excavating abundant natural resources in the region.

CHINA yesterday agreed that the United Nations should take more action against North Korea after its latest nuclear test, while also pushing for dialogue to help resolve the stand-off.

It will also "take into account the level of sanctions by the global community, public sentiment, improvement of inter-Korean relations and among others", Lee added. "There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, apart from through peaceful dialogue". The United States wants the U.N. Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers overseas, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

"We had deep exchanges over the imminent threat posed by North Korea".

Also this week, North Korea said the U.S. could expect more "gift packages" in the form of further missile testing.

- Russian Federation calls for less sanctions and better ways of resolving North Korea's nuclear crisis.

The announcement by the Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry came hours after Mexico's government said it declared North Korean Ambassador Kim Hyong Gil as persona non grata and ordered him to leave the country within 72 hours in response to Sunday's nuke test. Russian Federation supplied around 40,000 tons of Crude oil to North Korea a year ago, while China supplied around 500,000 tons of raw crude and 200,000 tons of oil products.

North Korea claims it now has the capability of mounting a thermonuclear weapon on a long-range missile capable of striking the United States.

Two THAAD batteries have already been installed.

In the conversation, Moon also said that the temporary deployment of the US' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system would be completed quickly.

In a previous statement this week, Macron called on the European Union to tighten the sanctions against North Korea, in addition to the U.N. Security Council's response.

Moon said Wednesday that the situation could get out of hand if North Korea's missile and nuclear tests aren't stopped.

Hong Joon-pyo, the leader of LKP, said his party will continue to seek the redeployment of US tactical nukes in South Korea. The North says it detonated a hydrogen bomb in its sixth nuclear test on Sunday.

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