Japan and South Korea ready for MORE action against North Korea if sanctions don’t work

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

JAPAN and South Korea are prepared step up the pressure even more on North Korea if tough new sanctions fail to halt Kim Jong-un’s nuclear weapons programme sparking fears of World War 3 breaking out.

By SIMON OSBORNE
Express.co.uk
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to ban North Korea’s profitable textile exports and cap fuel supplies to Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe quickly welcomed the resolution and warned after the vote it was important to change North Korea’s policy by imposing a higher level of pressure.

South Korea’s presidential Blue House said the only way for Pyongyang to end diplomatic isolation and become free of further economic pressure was to end it nuclear programme and resume dialogue.

A South Korean government spokesman said: “North Korea needs to realise that a reckless challenge against international peace will only bring about even stronger international sanctions against it.”

The decision was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council since 2006 over North Korea’s aggressive development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

A tougher initial US draft was weakened to win the support of China, Pyongyang’s main ally and trading partner, and Russia, both of which hold veto power in the council.

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