"The adoption of this historic sanction package is a clear sign that the international community is united in our efforts to maintain pressure on the North Korean regime," said Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She said that this was the largest UN Blacklist to date, targeting the North.
Blacklisted 16 in North Korea, five in Hong Kong, two in mainland China, two in Taiwan, one in Panama and one in Singapore
Some analysts said that Mr. Kim's recent deal was over meeting with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea in April, and later with President Trump, was partly driven by the desire to ease sanctions. But Washington and its allies have promised to keep up with the sanctions until the North professes denuclearization.
This week, Mr. Kim made his first overseas trip since he met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing six years ago. His country has also failed to conduct any major weapons tests since the end of November, when it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that analysts said was strong enough to reach the US mainland. However, satellite images indicate the country is setting a fire. According to a report by Jane & # 39; s Intelligence Review and The Stanford University Center for International Security and Co-operation is building a new nuclear reactor to produce plutonium, one of the main fuels in nuclear weapons. Kim maintained his relative diplomatic openness by meeting the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, in Pyongyang on Friday. According to the Associated Press from Pyongyang, the North Korean leader said his North Korean leader was determined to let his country participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.
diplomatic overtures by sending a delegation to the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earlier this year.
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