North Korea may try a change of tactics in 2018

North Korea said those who voted for the sanctions would face its wrath.

The current limit was set in a Security Council resolution adopted in September following the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

USA diplomats have made clear they are seeking a diplomatic solution but proposed the new, tougher sanctions resolution to ratchet up pressure on North Korea's leader.

The document further restricts supplies of crude oil and oil products and insists all countries expel North Korean workers in a span of 24 months.

"We define this "sanctions resolution" rigged up by the USA and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, as an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region and categorically reject the 'resolution.' North Korea 's foreign ministry also said in a statement that the sanctions are tantamount to a "complete economic blockade" of North Korea".

U.S. diplomats have made clear they are seeking a diplomatic solution but proposed the new, tougher sanctions resolution to ratchet up pressure on North Korea's leader.

San Francisco Giants Trade for Evan Longoria
The Giants appear to be desperately banking on a change of scenery helping Longoria rediscover his old form. The Giants finished the season with Pablo Sandoval at third base; he batted.225 in 47 games.

Quoting the latest resolution, Bessho underscored the council's "continuous review" of North Korea's actions and determination to impose further restrictions in response to additional launches, as well as its willingness to modify or suspend measures in the case of compliance.

Two of those changes were extending the deadline for North Korean workers to return home from 12 months to 24 months, which Russian Federation said was the minimum needed, and reducing the number of North Koreans being put on the United Nations sanctions blacklist from 19 to 15. China's ambassador warned against "tough posturing and confrontation". The total is up 12.5 percent from October's $344.9 million but far lower than $613.2 million a year ago. There was no immediate reaction from the White House or North Korea to the South Korean prediction. "For more than 25 years, it has pursued nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in defiance of every commitment it has made".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has long advocated for increased dialogue with North Korea.

To be prohibited similarly are exports to North Korea of industrial equipment, machinery, transportation vehicles and industrial metals.

On Sunday, North Korea's foreign ministry said in a statement the sanctions are tantamount to a "complete economic blockade" of North Korea.

But the significance of mentioning of inter-Korean cooperation, especially with regards to both countries' armed forces, may be more political than military, Delury noted.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Virginia communities offer Christmas tree recycling
Dec 27, 2017 - 00:27
Trees can also be dropped off at any of the City's Refuse and Recycling Convenience Centers or composting facilities. Local municipalities and businesses are also encouraged to call the IDNR office to donate collected or unsold trees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Let Us Celebrate' - Trump Rings In Kwanzaa
Dec 27, 2017 - 00:26
The final line of the blog was a quote suggesting that Kwanzaa , like the Seinfeld-inspired Festivus, was a "fake holiday". At the end of the first day, the black candle in the centre is lit, followed by the others on subsequent nights.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Dec 26, 2017 - 00:16
No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move. Palestinians have been clashing with Israeli troops since Trump's Jerusalem announcement on December 6.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States welcomes Hernandez as Honduras Prez
Dec 24, 2017 - 00:33
Election observers from the organization and European Union had found irregularities that called the result into question. However, The Associated Press has learned that the U.S.is leaning toward recognizing the result of the election.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mohamed Salah determined to win trophies at Liverpool
Dec 24, 2017 - 00:31
Hopefully, Arsenal vs Liverpool is just the beginning of a thrilling next couple weeks of Premier League football. But Liverpool being Liverpool - and Arsenal being Arsenal - there were always going to be more goals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top A Few Days Left to Get Your Christmas Shopping
Dec 24, 2017 - 00:25
"We wanted to be able to find the best gift, and we haven't quite found it yet", she said. "I'll never do that again". Saturday is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year, according to the National Retail Federation .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. claims North Korea is directly responsible for WannaCry cyber attack
Dec 23, 2017 - 00:25
Said to be a "low-ranking" soldier, he was the second North Korean service member to defect to the South in the last few months. In 2014, North Korea was accused of being behind a devastating compromise of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States Rules In Favor Of Boeing, Slaps Bombardier With Tax
Dec 22, 2017 - 00:19
The tariff will apply "regardless of whether they enter the United States fully or partially assembled", the Commerce Department says.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania
Dec 21, 2017 - 00:39
IL was among eight states that saw their population fall, and lost more people than the seven other states that dropped. The growth rate of 1.1 percent made North Carolina the 12th fastest growing state, just behind SC and ahead of Montana.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coinbase gets MAJOR update, bringing support for Bitcoin Cash transactions
Dec 21, 2017 - 00:37
Shortly after trading opened, the price of bitcoin cash rocketed to a high of $8,500, more than double what it had been on Monday. Coinbase said it would enable bitcoin cash trading for the first time Tuesday evening, and did so for about two minutes .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal and Manchester City through to League Cup semi-finals
Dec 20, 2017 - 00:51
The home side will need to play well if they are to beat Man City who are now unbeaten in the Premier League. With Mesut Ozil in top form I see The Gunners having too much for Moyes' men here, but it will be tight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel remands Palestinian girl filmed slapping soldier in West Bank
Dec 20, 2017 - 00:51
Mohammed Tamimi was shot at close range in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank on Friday, according to witnesses. According to Manal, Israeli forces have been systematically targeting children and teenagers of the community.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top A Single Vote Has Flipped Control Of Virginia's House Of Delegates
Dec 20, 2017 - 00:51
The recounted votes still must be certified by a court Wednesday, although officials expected that no ballots would be challenged. But Republicans in the House of Delegates did concede that they've lost their majority after Tuesday's recount.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lady Gaga heads for Las Vegas concert residency
Dec 20, 2017 - 00:48
On Tuesday, Lady Gaga announced that she will embark on a 2-year residency at MGM's Park Theater, set to begin in December 2018. Will her pink Joanne hat make an appearance? "And I couldn't have done it without my fantastic fans, little monsters and team.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The 'Oceans 8' Trailer is Finally Here and It is So Good
Dec 20, 2017 - 00:47
Danny tried - and succeeded - at executing a job within a job in " Ocean's 11 ". Looking at the trailer , Ocean's 8 will once again be a comedy.