Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Seoul: 4 N. Korean defectors may have been exposed to radiation

North Korea North Korea's nuclear test sites are still said to be producing aftershocksReuters
Kenny Thornton | 12 January, 2018, 21:39

"Ri Pyong Chol is reported to be a key official involved in North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile development".

North Korea's nuclear ambitions have been one of the UN's most pressing concerns this year.

Those surveyed in Japan expressed greater objection to a potential USA military strike, with 48.3 percent of respondents saying they are opposed, versus 44.2 percent of surveyed Americans, according to the report.

Trump repeatedly threatened North Korea with military action, using phrases such as "fire and fury", while Pyongyang threatened to strike USA military bases in Guam and claimed that its rockets can reach anywhere within the entire US mainland.

The resolution, drafted by the U.S., has capped crude oil supplies at 4 million barrels a year; the Security Council will effect further reductions if the North conducts another nuclear or ICBM test.

"We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea's imports of refined petroleum products", a South Korean government source said.

The un sanctions came in response to Pyongyang's 28 November firing of a ballistic missile, which the us said was its highest yet.

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A man walks past a street monitor showing a news report about North Korea's missile launch in Tokyo Japan

Both South Korea's National Intelligence Service and Defense Ministry told CNN they could not confirm the new report concerning the North Korean defector.

It was the latest move by the Trump administration to isolate Pyongyang, which has continued its nuclear program despite threats by President Donald Trump, who has vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if it does not abandon its nuclear ambitions.

"Do not expect any change in its policy", CNN quoted the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report titled "No Force Can Prevail over Independence and Justice" as saying. As such, some countries across the Eurasian content have been accused of shipping goods and commodities to North Korea, apparently not taking the United Nation Security Council's resolution seriously.

Earlier, a Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun had reported that North Korea was looking to mount the anthrax virus on its inter-continental ballistic missiles.

Washington has made it clear that all options, including military ones, are on the table, but it prefers a diplomatic solution.

South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the United States over its weapons programmes next year and pursue at least some rapprochement with Seoul in an optimistic government outlook for 2018.

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