United Nations, New York. Once again the USA has beat the drum of sanctions upon North Korea, for what it does daily without a second thought. Now there will be more strong condemnations and paper responses to the latest missile launch by North Korea.
The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test and vowed to take further measures including sanctions in response to Pyongyang’s “highly destabilizing behavior.” According to the body of diplomats, attempting to impose American will upon North Korea.
There was a unanimous statement backed by China, whereby the council stressed the importance of North Korea “immediately showing sincere commitment to denuclearization through concrete action.” But no steps were outlined or details of any such plan, incentives, rewards or penalties agreed upon or outlined.
Pyongyang has carried out nuclear blast tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of last year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.
America demanded that North Korea “conduct no further nuclear and ballistic missiles tests,” in what appeared to be a final warning to North Korea before a new wave of sanctions could be adopted. Experts caution that sanctions have not succeeded in the past, and are not clear as to why they are again being sought.
Adoption of the US-drafted statement came ahead of an emergency closed-door session of the council Tuesday called by the United States and Japan to discuss the latest missile launch. North Korea on Sunday tested what appears to be its longest-range ballistic missile to date, with North Korean media saying it was capable of carrying a “heavy nuclear warhead.”
In the UN issued statement, all members including China, North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, “vowed to fully implement all measures imposed” on North Korea and to “strongly urge” other countries to follow suit.The sanctions that curb exports of coal from North Korea, impose severe restrictions on banking and ban sales of luxury goods and equipment that could be of use to the military.
While the situation is still unstable due to America’s meddling in the region, most analysts believe the worst part is past in the crisis. They believe it will simply be used as justification for massive sales of US defense technology to South Korea, Japan and America’s military. It is no joke to conclude that without a North Korea, the US would have to invent one to keep its economy afloat.
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