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As Sanctions Bite, China Trade With North Korea Plummets

14 January 2018, 06:58 | Opal Carroll

As Sanctions Bite, China Trade With North Korea Plummets

A B-1B Lancer strategic bomber two F-35A and two F-35B stealth jets of the U.S. and two F-16K and two F-15K fighters of South Korea fly in formation over the Korean Peninsula in this year's annual joint South Korea-U.S. air force drill Vigilant Ace

A senior U.S. official said Thursday the United States plans to lobby allies at a major meeting next week to stop and inspect suspect ships bound for North Korea.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) introduced yet another batch of tough economic sanctions, targeting, most of all, oil exports to the country on December 22, as a measure against its nuclear and missile tests.

It will be joined mainly by the 16 nations that fought alongside or provided combat support to the South in the 1950-53 Korean War.

Writing on the US-based website 38 North, Vorontsov said North Korean diplomats the foreign ministry are certain that the United States is determined to wage a war against their country even when Seoul is oblivious to Trump's administration's motives.

On Thursday, Trump suggested in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he could have a good relationship with Kim, though he left vague the extent of his dealings with the North Korean leader.

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The ministers will discuss steps to thwart North Korea's evasion of sanctions, including through maritime interdiction, State Department Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook said in a press briefing.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will head to Canada next week to co-host a meeting of high-level global diplomats focused on expressing solidarity against 's ongoing nuclear weapons and ballistic missile provocations. "I'm not saying I have or haven't", he said. The country explains its opposition by an alleged nuclear threat from the United States.

"And maritime interdiction helps us to disrupt resources".

As such, North Korea's neighbors China and Russian Federation are not invited, and many have questioned the utility of a conference where such influential regional players are absent. In addition to reducing trade, China has also severed business ties, restricted financial transactions, kicked out workers, and closed down companies. This ministerial will enhance and strengthen all of the efforts under way.



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