Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast

Peru expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear test blast

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Mogherini said the EU was focused on achieving a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, through diplomatic means.

He said North Korean bank representatives still operate in Russia in "flagrant disregard" of UN resolutions that Moscow voted for.

The game of nuclear chicken is threatening to spin out of control. This resolution calls on countries to inspect ships if there are reasonable grounds for a search and only with consent. In the United States, a "preemptive" strike is bandied about.

In July, after Pyongyang warned it might fire missiles toward Guam, President Donald Trump threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea. The U.S. proposed slashing projects employing North Korean workers abroad, but instead accepted sanctions aimed at gradually scaling them back.

In June Bithumb was hit by cyber attacks, possibly linked to the North, in which information about 30,000 customers was leaked.

Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totaling $752 million, according to data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. That will take determination of a sort that we haven't shown in decades.

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the BBC: "The reckless behaviour of North Korea is a global threat and requires a global response, and that of course also includes NATO". Why wouldn't South Korea and the US not agree to such a proposal?

Along with settling for the compromise on oil, the U.S. unsuccessfully tried to get a travel ban and freezes on the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Air Koryo, the North's flagship airline.

"The North Korean regime bears full responsibility for the measures that the U.N. Security Council has enacted today", he added.

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on 3 September, imposing a ban on the country's textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.

Seoul's presidential office welcomed the new resolution, saying that its approval confirms that the international community holds the shared belief that stronger measures are needed. Certainly the other members of the UNSC - Russia, China, England, and France - do not particularly want to pull out of that agreement, notwithstanding the US wants to do. This makes negotiation with the regime not only difficult but seemingly futile.

The U.S. should be fully aware that as long as it persists with intense political, economic and military confrontation with the DPRK in defiance of its repeated stern warning, the former will never be able to avoid its permanent extinction.

"We think it's just another very small step - not a big deal", Trump said as he met with Malaysia's prime minister at the White House.

Peru's government has declared North Korea's ambassador persona non grata and given him five days to leave the nation in retaliation for the Asian country's recent nuclear test blast. China is currently the main supplier of North Korea's crude oil.

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