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    Posted: September 11 2017 at 11:49am
North Korea Warns U.S. of `Greatest Pain' if Sanctions Pass

North Korea warned of retaliation if the United Nations Security Council approves a U.S. proposal for harsher sanctions after Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

Kim Jong Un’s regime “is closely following the moves of the U.S. with vigilance,” its state-run Korean Central News Agency said Monday, citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “In case the U.S. eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful ‘resolution’ on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. pays a due price,” it said, using its formal country name.

"The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history," KCNA reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in this undated image released on Sept. 10.

The warning came as the U.S. called for a vote on Monday on a draft resolution to tighten sanctions on North Korea, which has repeatedly tested bombs and missiles as it seeks the ability to target the U.S. with a nuclear weapon. Kim threw a banquet over the weekend to reward the scientists and engineers behind the Sept. 3 test, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb.

In response, the U.S., South Korea and Japan want the Security Council to implement stronger measures against North Korea, including bans on oil imports, exports of textiles and employment of its guest workers by other countries. They also want to freeze Kim’s assets.


The U.S. is willing to risk a veto of its proposal rather than see it watered down, according to a Security Council diplomat who asked not to be identified while negotiations were ongoing. The U.S. has circulated a draft, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unidentified diplomats.

China, Russia

It’s unclear whether the proposal will pass. China and Russia, which can veto any UN measures, have expressed skepticism that tough sanctions will stop North Korea’s nuclear push and have pushed for peace talks.

Vladimir Putin at a joint press statement with Korea’s Moon Jae-in on Sept. 6.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said more sanctions wouldn’t work, while China is wary about cutting off Kim’s economic lifeline to the point it risks collapsing his regime. China is North Korea’s main ally and by far its biggest trading partner, including for oil shipments.

China would support further UN action if it helped restart dialogue with North Korea, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said last week. Observers have said Beijing might agree to just a partial, or temporary, oil exports ban.

Chinese state banks have started suspending transactions through accounts held by North Koreans, Kyodo News reported Sunday, citing unidentified people. Branches near North Korea of at least three state banks have also banned North Koreans from opening accounts, according to the Japanese news agency.

Heightened tension over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program could have a substantial impact on South Korea’s economy and cause broader effects if it disrupts trade relations, most notably between China and the U.S., Fitch Ratings said in a statement Monday.


Missile Defense

The U.S. and its allies in Asia are bolstering their missile interception capabilities. South Korea last week installed the full battery for its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or Thaad, while Japan is planning to introduce the Aegis Ashore shield.

Opposition lawmakers in South Korea have called for discussion over the introduction of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons, but the government has reiterated in recent weeks its stance against bringing them into the country. A senior lawmaker in Japan’s ruling party last week called for debate on allowing American atomic devices on Japanese soil.

On the diplomatic front, North Korean foreign ministry officials are likely to hold informal talks with former U.S. officials in Switzerland on Monday, Japan’s Nippon Television reported, without saying where it got the information.

(Updates throughout. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the number of votes needed to pass the draft.)

To contact the reporter on this story: Kanga Kong in Seoul at kkong50@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Daniel Ten Kate at dtenkate@bloomberg.net, Andy Sharp 


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WELL!  Looks (to Kim) like that worked

U.S. Weakens Resolution on North Korea to Gain Chinese and Russian Support.  Source and full article:   http://ww.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/world/asia/us-security-council-north-korea.html?mcubz=0

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A former US Navy SEAL tweeted his solution to the North Korean crisis — and it just might work


http://www.businessinsider.com/former-us-navy-seal-solution-to-north-korea-may-work-2017-9


sounds silly at first

but the underlying concept may be sound

expose the North Korean people to the truth and western style democracies


good an idea as any I've heard so farLOL

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Originally posted by Satori Satori wrote:

A former US Navy SEAL tweeted his solution to the North Korean crisis — and it just might work


http://www.businessinsider.com/former-us-navy-seal-solution-to-north-korea-may-work-2017-9


sounds silly at first  Nope, the NK people are programmed robots....they would collect and smash the iPhones, under punishment of death. 

but the underlying concept may be sound

expose the North Korean people to the truth and western style democracies


good an idea as any I've heard so farLOL


"Drop 25 million iPhones on them and put satellites over them with free wifi," Willink tweeted last week.

Nope, the NK people are programmed robots....they would collect and smash the iPhones, under punishment of death.   Even the ones who touched the phones to turn them in would likely be killed as a warning.  
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