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North Korea Rejects Latest United Nations Resolution [Sanctions]

Unic Press UK: The foreign ministry of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) issued a statement Wednesday rejecting the United Nations Resolution 2375 (2017) of 11th September 2017.

The DPRK’s foreign ministry said:

The U.S. and its vassal forces have rigged up yet another “resolution on sanctions” harsher than ever against the DPRK… The “resolution” was fabricated by the U.S. employing all sorts of despicable and vicious means and methods. The DPRK condemns in the strongest terms and categorically rejects the UNSC “resolution 2375” on sanctions as a product of heinous provocation aimed at depriving the DPRK of its legitimate right for self-defence… Since the scheme of the U.S. to impede the DPRK’s development, disarm it through the unprecedented sanctions and pressure, and conquer it with the help of nuclear weapons has become clearly evident, the DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and right to existence, reports the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state-owned media.

In adopting Resolution 2375 (2017), the UN Security Council set forth to escalate sanctions against DPRK, in the light Resolution 2371 of 5th August 2017 and the communist State’s nuclear weapons proliferation program that constitutes a threat to international peace and security.

Excerpts from UN Resolution 2375 (2017) of 11 September 2017, reads:

  • “All Member States shall prohibit the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK, through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft…
  • “All Member States shall prohibit the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the DPRK, through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, and whether or not originating in their territories, of all refined petroleum products, decides that the DPRK shall not procure such products…
  • “All Member States shall not supply, sell, or transfer to the DPRK in any period of twelve months after the date of adoption of this resolution an amount of crude oil that is in excess of the amount that the Member State supplied, sold or transferred in the period of twelve months prior to adoption of this resolution, unless the Committee approves in advance on a case-by-case basis a shipment of crude oil is exclusively for livelihood purposes of DPRK nationals and unrelated to the DPRK’s nuclear or ballistic missile programmes…
  • “The DPRK shall not supply, sell or transfer, directly or indirectly, from its territory or by its nationals or using its flag vessels or aircraft, textiles (including but not limited to fabrics and partially or fully completed apparel products), and that all States shall prohibit the procurement of such items from the DPRK by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, whether or not originating in the territory of the DPRK, unless the Committee approves on a case – by-case basis in advance…
  • “All Member States shall not provide work authorizations for DPRK nationals in their jurisdictions in connection with admission to their territories unless the Committee determines on a case-by-case basis in advance that employment of DPRK nationals in a member state’s jurisdiction is required for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, denuclearization…”

 

 

 

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