China trade with North Korea at $604.27 mln in August

China trade with North Korea at $604.27 mln in August

China trade with North Korea at $604.27 mln in August

Pyongyang's stated aim is to be able to target the U.S. mainland and the nation has flaunted the advances in its weapons programme in recent weeks, with the September test of what it said was a miniaturised H-bomb capable of being loaded onto a rocket.

To comply with a UN Security Council resolution calling for sanctions over North Korea's nuclear activity, China said Friday that it will limit its exports of refined petroleum products to Pyongyang as well as ban imports of the North's textiles. We look forward to hearing more about that direction for resolving what's becoming more and more a standoff, and less about insults that could push Kim over the edge toward war. Earlier this year, China also announced that it had suspended coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year.

"We assess that there is a slim possibility that it was caused by a collapse", said Park Jong-shin, one of the officials. But a detonation in the Pacific Ocean would be considered a massive step in provocations, especially as it would be outside of North Korea's borders.

Mr Trump branded the country's leader Kim Jong-un "Rocket Man" in response to Pyongyang's ongoing missile tests, which are still being carried out in spite of global opposition.

In the past, KCNA has occasionally not published English versions of crude insults directed at USA leaders or officials in an apparent effort to differentiate its statements for domestic audiences and outsiders.

"I would suspect that many would start to demand an end to the regime, not just sanctions leading to negotiations", he said.

UN Security Council Expresses Concern Over Kurdish Independence Vote
Turkish security forces began an unannounced military drill on its borders with the Kurdistan Region on Monday as a show of force.

Donald Trump's handling of Korea is "arousing worldwide concern".

CHANG: Kim lectured the USA president, calling his behavior mentally deranged. China is estimated to account for roughly 90% of North Korea's foreign trade, with money and goods flowing back and forth across a land border that runs for 880 miles.

Earlier this month, China ordered its financial institutions to take a number of steps to comply with past United Nations resolutions, including halting business with sanctioned individuals and companies.

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent the past week trading insults and ratcheting up the already-high tension between the countries. He blasted Trump's maiden speech to the UN General Assembly as "unprecedented rude nonsense".

At least one of the sanctions ~ a ban on textile exports ~ imposed on North Korea, which has accelerated its nuclear weapons development under the leadership of Kim Jong-Un is likely to hit the "hermit kingdom" severely. North Korea has already been declared as a rogue state; so by definition it can do whatever it wants.

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) said that it detected two seismic events in North Korea, but they were "unlikely (to have been) man-made".

Related news