S. Korea, US, Japan vow to fully implement new NK sanctions

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 13, 2017

Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pose for a photograph during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) in Pasay City southeast of Manila, Philippines, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

On Saturday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted the resolution tightening the economic sanctions against North Korea in response to July's launches of ballistic missiles by Pyongyang.

"But I think the world is also expressing a view to China and Russian Federation that we do have an expectation that you will do everything you possibly can to help North Korea understand the reality of the future as well and bring them to the negotiating table".

Despite the strong posturing, North Korea has found itself increasingly isolated since it conducted two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICMB) tests last month. In a joint statement at the end of a meeting of their foreign ministers in Manila, the three countries said new sanctions on North Korea should be strictly implemented.

China, the North's principal ally and economic lifeline, agreed to fully implement the latest round of sanctions, which will slash around $1 billion (850 million euro), or roughly one-third, of the reclusive state's export revenue.

Despite that, Pyongyang has continued developing its nuclear and weapons program.

President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are sharing their concerns about North Korea.

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But Tillerson says it's not as simple as North Korea stopping launches for a few days or weeks.

China appreciated comments earlier this month by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the United States does not seek to topple the North Korean government and would like dialogue with Pyongyang at some point, Wang added. "So it is all about how we see their attitude towards approaching a dialogue with us".

"The fundamental reason for THAAD deployment is for our national interest and for the sake of our national security", Tang said, referring to Seoul's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense supplied by the U.S.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said new United Nations sanctions targeting North Korea are a "very good outcome".

North Korea "will make the USA pay dearly for all the heinous crimes it commits against the state and people of this country", the statement said.

Niki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, stated that the Security Council had lived up to its role by backing the sanctions.

Defense experts say the ICBM could reach as far as the U.S. states of Alaska and Hawaii, but questions remain over whether North Korea can field an ICBM capable of carrying a nuclear warhead on its cone that could survive reentry into earth's atmosphere.

Even as they celebrate a diplomatic victory in persuading China and Russian Federation to sign on to cutting new sanctions, the USA and other countries are deeply concerned that failure to rigorously enforce them could significantly blunt their impact. Beforehand, he had called at the Security Council for countries to cut diplomatic and financial ties with Pyongyang.

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