Skip to comments.Trump will urge UN to impose North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo
Posted on 09/09/2017 1:39:32 PM PDT by NRx
The US will embark on an aggressive effort to tighten North Koreas isolation on Monday with a call for an oil embargo and a partial naval blockade.
A draft United Nations resolution seen by the Observer would also block textile exports and the hiring of North Korean labour by foreign countries. The American delegation has called for the UN security council to debate the draft, in an attempt to force decisive action following last Sundays massive nuclear test of a bomb, Pyongyangs sixth.
The most striking language in the resolution authorises naval vessels of any UN member state to inspect North Korean ships suspected of carrying banned cargo and to use all necessary measures to carry out such inspections. The implications of such a resolution would be far-reaching. Any attempt to board or divert a North Korean vessel could trigger an exchange of fire.
As well as banning any exports of crude oil, condensates, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids to North Korea, the draft resolution calls for a prohibition on the import of textiles and an end to the hiring of North Korean nationals, on the grounds that the regime uses the foreign currency earned to support its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
Both Russia and China employ cheap North Korean labour. In Russia they work in logging camps and construction sites, helping build a new football stadium in St Petersburg that will be used in the World Cup next year.
The US draft measure would also freeze the assets of Kim Jong-un and the top leadership in Pyongyang.
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I don’t think the UN will go along with any of this.
But Trump probably thinks this is a box he has to check.
With the UN populated with so many dictator governments and human rights violating nations I doubt it’ll happen. If it was Israel, well then ....
If we're lucky, one of his own people will take him out.
It’s brilliant! It puts the ball back in North Korea’s court. If they retaliate militarily, we win because we can finally finish them without being seeing as the nuclear aggressors. If they do not retaliate, we stop them from proliferating nuclear weapons to other countries or terrorist groups, and we also choke them off from the rest of the world. If weapons get out from NK, they will have to pass through China, which will be implicated.
Yes. That’s what I’m thinking. Trump is going thru the UN so he can say he tried it their way.
How much food aid does USA send to North Korea?
The United States has provided $1 million in humanitarian aid to impoverished North Korea during the last year according to the U.S. State Department.
Despite growing tensions between North Korea and Washington, the U.S. sent the assistance last week on the day before President Donald Trump was sworn in and took over the U.S. government.
It marks the first time that the U.S. provided humanitarian assistance to the North since 2011, when it provided relief items including medical supplies to North Korean flood victims. That aid, worth $900,000, was made through Samaritan’s Purse, a U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization.
Im sure you can read between the lines on both topics here. One, cut off all aid. And two, it was given to a NGO aid based charity to give to NK rather than the federal government giving it to them themselves to hide the fact they did it. Obama and John Kerry gave the aid to UNICEF claiming it is a governmental organization that works with the UN, the day before Trump took office. Thats a lie.
UNICEF is a non-governmental charity that works independently in cooperation with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). UNICEF works to ensure child rights and providing health care, immunizations, nutrition, access to safe water and sanitation services, basic education, protection and emergency relief. They are not a government instrumentality. See the pattern here?
So part of the problem we can place at the feet of Obama in that we are subsidizing people that are threatening us with massive destruction and deaths. But it makes it kinda hard to try to stop ourselves, doesnt it.
I tend to agree.
The UN is the only path unless we are attacked.
The UN is all talk and bluster. They drafted 14 letters to Saddam and did nothing more than talk. Cowards talk and then bluster about.
This means that REAL MEN will need to bleed and die, while the UN makes excuses. We have no need for the UN and the cowards they contain. Dump the UNnand do what needs to be done without them. And save the money we waste every year with the UN charade.
The Security Council? China and Russia have veto power. End of story.
The blockade is the precursor to the final straw because I think the Norks will not be able to help themselves to retaliate. Escalation can happen rapidly. Let’s hope the USN doesn’t have it’s ships run into others,that would be embarrassing or....typical.
a blockade is a act of war
so first get a declaration of war from congress
But Trump probably thinks this is a box he has to check.
I think it’s a smart move. He is covering all bases and minimizing later criticism that he “didn’t do enough”.
The first evidence of any NoKo opposition to the blockade will be numerous ‘lost’ NoKo submarines.
It seems he was so convinced his foreign policy was to die for, that the world couldn't get along without more of his sage advice.
When Clinton was faced with a growing call for military action against the North Korean leader in the 09s, Carter suddenly darted off to the rogue state to fix things.
The news of the day DID NOT describe Carter as being sent to North Korean to negotiate on the government's behalf. It was commonly believed that Carter went to North Korea on his own initiative. I still believe this to be true.
After a period of time, the Clinton camp came to reference the trip as a clandestine action taken at Clinton's directive. IMO, this was a face saving move by Clinton, and nothing more.
Carter frittered away a growing call to do something, and enabled North Korea's leadership to proceed to what we now have today.
Along the way Bush and Obama both twiddled their thumbs while North Korea became increasingly a dire threat.
Here we are, thanks to Carter, Clinton, Bush, and Obama.
Now that the adults are in charge again, something WILL be done.
Carter is such an idiot, even his Carter Center members sometimes can't take what the man does.
Side note of interest: 14 Carter Center Members Resign
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