August 08th, 2017
Hair fight over Seoul, Round 4: “I’m kickin yer butt Donald” -- “No, I’m kickin yer butt Kim Jong Un” -- "No, I'm kickin yer butt Donald" -- "No I'm kickin yer butt Kim Jong Un..."
(from a collaborative toon that has appeared before in this blog, )
“It is not every day that the UN (S)ecurity (C)ouncil passes a resolution unanimously. But that is what happened on Saturday, when it approved resolution 2371, which provides for much tougher sanctions against North Korea, including a ban on it selling coal, iron and lead.” - Mary Dejevsky/ Gulf News Thinkers
"North Korea is stepping up its threats against the United States in the wake of the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous passage last Saturday of a toughly worded U.S.-drafted sanctions resolution. In response to North Korea’s two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month, the new UN resolution bans North Korea’s exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. The effect would be to potentially cut North Korea’s $3 billion annual export revenue by a third. Member states are also prohibited from admitting more North Korean workers into their countries. These workers send remittances back to North Korea, replenishing the regime’s hard currency reserves.
“North Korea’s irresponsible and careless acts have just proved to be quite costly to the regime,” said U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley following the adoption of the resolution. “This resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled against the North Korean regime. The price the North Korean leadership will pay for its continued nuclear and missile development will be the loss of one-third of its exports and hard currency. This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation.” - Joseph Klein/ Canada Free Press
“The Council is composed of 15 Members: five permanent members: China, France, (the) Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (with end of term date):” The elected states are: Bolivia (2018), Egypt (2017), Ethiopia (2018), Italy (2017), Japan (2017), Kazakhstan (2018), Senegal (2017), Sweden (2018), Ukraine (2017), and Uruguay (2017). - United Nations Security Council
The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley helped bring about a foundational consensus within the U.N. to establish intense and punitive sanctions against North Korea's nuclear posturing. With this consensus, a chance at a successful interaction between North Korea, and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan, the United States, and other nations involved in the North Korean dynamic is possible.
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