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United Nations mulls USA push for N.Korea oil embargo, textile export ban
11 September 2017, 12:37 | Virginia Benson
The Latest: SKorea, Russia talk about NKorea missile testing
South Korea had said already that Pyongyang may be gearing up for another rocket test in the aftermath of its nuclear detonation on Sunday, as it seeks to improve the capacity of its intercontinental ballistic missile program.
Earlier Thursday, South Korea's foreign ministry spokesman Cho June Hyuck told reporters practical and forceful measures than can inflict pain on the North should be included in the United Nations sanctions, a new batch of which have yet to be announced. The yen strengthened on Lee's remarks.
"There is no change in the government's position to make the final decision on whether the THAAD system will be deployed (in South Korea) after carrying out the general environmental impact assessment of the entire site thoroughly and fairly", a defense ministry statement read.
"This evening, the United States informed the UN Security Council that it intends to call a meeting to vote on a draft resolution to establish additional sanctions on North Korea on Monday, September 11", a statement from the USA mission to the UN read.
In response to the continuous push for more sanctions and an oil embargo, North Korea has stated that they would respond powerful countermeasures.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday of "begging for war" with a series of nuclear bomb and missile tests.
Abe, who will separately hold talks with South Korea's leader Moon Jae-In in Vladivostok, said he wants to send a message to the North from his two talks with Putin and Moon.
"North Korea understands our fears and I believe the object in the picture was a model meant to play on those fears, sow division, and bolster their deterrent", he said.
South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.
South Korea has carried out military drills since Sunday's nuclear test.
Now is not the time for talk, but the time to join global sanctions against the rogue state across the border.
North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions and USA pressure with "powerful counter measures", accusing the United States of aiming to start a war. The second, three years later, was much bigger, fixed some of the problems with the first device and set the stage for a more ambitious test in 2013, which was the first ordered by Kim Jong Un.
Seoul has hardened its stance against Pyongyang after its torrent of arms tests, the latest on Sunday being a detonation of what North Korea said was a thermonuclear weapon built for missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.
"South Korea may face the most complex strategic environment in Asia", write Sung Chull Kim and Michael D. Cohen, editors of a new collection of scholarly essays titled "North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering the New Era of Deterrence".
China and Russian Federation have advocated a "freeze for freeze" plan, under which the United States and South Korea would stop major military exercises in exchange for North Korea halting its weapons programmes.
The China Daily proceeded to accuse the United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, of being "narrow-minded and undiplomatic", for rejecting the proposal put forward by China and Russian Federation.
But sending USA nuclear weapons back to South Korea would be a more drastic step, contradicting the efforts of multiple administrations to "denuclearize" the Korean Peninsula.
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