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The UNSC Had Passed A New Resolution on North Korea Pursuing Its Nuclear Ambitions
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has passed a new resolution aimed at preventing North Korea from exploiting loopholes in past sanctions to pursue its nuclear ambitions. The latest sanctions, which were approved at a meeting in New York City on Nov. 30, 2016, mainly target Pyongyang's coal earnings, according to the U.N. news.
Accordingly, starting January 1, 2017, they have restricted North Korea's annual exports of coal, a major source of hard currency and its single largest export item, to US$400 million or 7.5 million tons, whichever is lower in value.
The internatio...
“The DPRK Must Reverse Its Course and Move Onto The Path of Denuclearization”
The Security Council has today(Dec. 9) taken strong action on one of the most enduring and pressing peace and security challenges of our time: the nuclear and ballistic missile activities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. I welcome the unanimous adoption of this new resolution. Maintaining such unity is crucial in tackling security challenges on the Korean Peninsula and beyond.
The Council first adopted a resolution on the DPRK nuclear issue in 1993. Twentythree years and six sanctions resolutions later, the challenge persists.
This time, the Council has taken longer t...