Chinese foreign minister says he pressed N.Korea to follow United Nations resolutions

Chinese foreign minister says he pressed N.Korea to follow United Nations resolutions

Chinese foreign minister says he pressed N.Korea to follow United Nations resolutions

U.S. envoy to the UN Nikki Haley earlier said North Korea was facing "the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation".

The resolution bans North Korea from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood, which bring the country more than $1 billion (849,000 euros) in revenue. The proposed resolution would add North Korea's Foreign Trade Bank, the primary foreign exchange bank, to a United Nations sanctions blacklist, which provides for an assets freeze.

China is a major host country of North Korean workers, along with Russian Federation.

'This resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled against the North Korean regime'.

One day after Council members voted unanimously for a partial ban on exports aimed at slashing Pyongyang's foreign revenue by a 3rd, top diplomats from the key powers in the dispute met in Manila. He also thanked Russian Federation and China for backing a measure that either could have halted with their United Nations veto. "China is aware they must act".

They also backed efforts to improve relations between the two Koreas and said their 10-nation bloc was ready "to play a constructive role in contributing to peace and stability" on the Korean Peninsula.

Seoul urged Pyongyang to take the worldwide warning seriously and stop its reckless provocations, while also calling on the reclusive North to "come out to the path of dialogue for denuclearization and peace".

While Beijing relented and agreed to some additional sanctions, Liu noted on Saturday that they did not impact such non-military items like food and humanitarian aid and this was affirmed in the sanctions resolution.

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"The US administration took this childish measure of issuing a travel ban to our country while finding fault with the exercise of legitimate right of the sovereign state", the foreign ministry spokesman said, noting that "there is no country in the world that will ignore the foreigners who committed hostile acts within its territory".

"We should not fool ourselves into thinking we have solved the problem", UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina Republican governor, told the council before the vote.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the approval of new United Nations sanctions targeting North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a "very good outcome". "In order to change North Korea's behavior, we have no choice but to continue to increase pressure", he said.

It is said that the incomes of workers dispatched by Pyongyang to other countries are a source of funds for North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs. It is rapidly growing more risky.

Haley ruled that out Saturday, saying Washington would continue to take "prudent defensive measures", including joint military drills with South Korea.

"The act of the U.S. which is so fond of rigging up sanctions law and brandishing the sanctions club against other sovereign states is no better than that of a hooligan which can not be allowed by global law", the spokesman said. (Chinese) 7072 "Our goal is to bring all parties involved in the nuclear issues back to the negotiation table, finding the resolutions through talks to realize the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula". Both Beijing and Moscow urged Pyongyang to stop taking actions that could further raise tensions, but they also criticized the US for deploying the THAAD system to South Korea and called for a reduction in joint military drills by the USA and South Korea.

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