China urges US to drop its sanctions on Chinese companies

Judith Bessette
Agosto 23, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has demanded an increase in the production of rocket warhead tips and engines, Pyongyang's state media said Wednesday. "If we see that they are not being implemented, then we will again continue to go after those entities ourselves".

US President Donald Trump warned North Korea this month it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States.

The U.S. Treasury Department said the 10 companies and six individuals helped North Korea generate revenue that could be used to pay for weapons programs. The move blocks their access to US markets and banks, freezes any assets they have in American jurisdiction, and sends a warning for others not to do business with them as well.

According to Washington, the only industrial enterprises covered by the sanctions on Tuesday to have imported coal in north korea for half a billion dollars between 2013 and 2016. He hoped that this could be the beginning of the signal the United States has been looking for.

He said: "We have had no missile launches or provocative acts on the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the United Nations security council resolution".

"I would like to repeat the appeal to the DPRK to listen to the fact that there is no alternative to stopping the different provocations and to return to dialogue", South Korean ambassador Kim Inchul said.

At a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump said he "respects" that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "is starting to respect us".

The second ICBM, called the Hwasong-14 was sacked on 28 July, which some analysts fear might put much of the USA territories, including Chicago and Los Angeles, within Pyongyang's striking range.

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The North regards the drills as preparation for invasion and on Tuesday its military vowed, with customarily tough rhetoric, a "merciless retaliation" against the U.S. Senior U.S. military commanders dismissed calls to pause or downsize the exercises that they view as crucial to countering a clear threat from Pyongyang.

The sanctions come amid high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

A day before the United States and South Korea began long-planned annual military exercises on Monday, North Korea warned that the USA was risking an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war".

Earlier in August, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump traded warnings over a North Korean plan to test missiles that would land near the U.S. territory of Guam.

Among those hit by the sanctions was Russian national Ruben Kirakosyan and his Moscow-based company Gefest-M LLC, which the Treasury Department accuses of procuring metals for a sanctions-barred company involved in North Korea's nuclear weapons program known as Korean Tangun Trading Corp.

Fears have grown over North Korea's development of missiles and nuclear weapons since Pyongyang test-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in July.

The North routinely says it will never give up its weapons programs, saying they are necessary to counter US hostility.

President Trump is pictured looking out over a Guam graveyard cluttered with crosses in a photoshopped image from the newest propaganda film - and grim warning - from North Korea.

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