U.S. calls for Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

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The United Nations Security Council on Monday approved new economic sanctions on North Korea in an attempt to force negotiations with leader Kim Jong Un over the country's nuclear weapons program.

"This includes removing the THAAD military defence system, stopping military exercises, involving the USA and South Korea, stopping talk of regime change, and starting fresh talks". But unlike in most policy arenas, the U.S.'s approach to North Korea has not been well-established, and neither Democrats nor Republicans have articulated a clear goal in its implementation.

But after the latest nuclear test, Haley took a more public approach, announcing a week ago that she would circulate a draft resolution to all council members and that she meant to call for a vote on September 11. In turn, this would sharply increase the chances of a military conflict and of a crisis erupting in North Korea.

"I have said before that China agrees that the UN Security Council should make a further response and necessary actions with respect to North Korea's sixth nuclear test", he said, adding that he hopes Security Council members project a united voice.

There are fears Kim could respond to the new sanctions with another missile launch or a nuclear bomb, with it emerging yesterday weapons tech is being moved to key sites in North Korea. Are there any indications that the Trump administration is ready for some diplomacy on North Korea?

Before the adoption of the latest United Nations sanctions, North Korea lashed out at the U.S., warning it would respond in kind if Washington managed to "rig up the illegal and unlawful resolution".

North Korea issued a statement on its official KCNA news agency on Monday warning that if the "illegal and unlawful" sanctions resolution passed, Pyongyang would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the U.S.

Earlier, the USA vowed to apply further pressure if North Korea kept its "dangerous path".

The proposed resolution, however, would slap a ban on textile exports from North Korea, but drop demands for a full halt to payments of North Korea workers.

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

The resolution was only passed unanimously after North Korea's allies Russian Federation and China agreed to softer sanctions than those proposed by the US.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at a conference hosted by CNBC on Tuesday that he would pursue sanctions against China if it does not adhere to the Security Council resolution.

Koo Kab-Woo of the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul said the measures carried symbolic value as the "first U.S. attempt at touching North Korea's economic lifeline".

Banning crude supply to North Korea beyond what China provides through the Dandong-Sinuiju pipeline.

But there's another problem, Kelly, and that's the North Koreans don't look eager to talk.

South Korea's 50 million people are hostages to North Korea's nuclear weapons, but the global community has its hands tied behind its back. This marks the Security Council's ninth sanctions resolution against North Korea. This summit will formulate proposals that will speak as one voice to Pyongyang and invite North Korea to sustained dialogue aimed toward a plan that takes their security goals seriously. It compares with demand a year ago of nearly 2.6 million barrels a day in South Korea, 12.5 million in China and 19.6 million in the USA, according to the EIA.

"If North Korea sees Northeast Asian countries succeed in economic cooperation, the North will realize its participation is in its best interest", Moon added.

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