North Korea says to take "corresponding measures" if UN adopts sanctions

Cheryl Sanders
July 18, 2017

This anti-missile system has become an inseparable part of the Korean Crisis since it's directly linked to the North's missile tests, though it's thought by some to be more directed towards neutralizing Russian Federation and China's nuclear second-strike capabilities than North Korea's first-strike ones.

The radar capable of tracking unmanned aerial vehicles from North Korea would be used for local air defense, and will enter mass production for deployment in 2018, South Korean news service Newsis reported.

Blacklisted entities include two trading firms, the Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People's Army, and the Koryo Bank, which is tied to an organisation that manages the private finances of North Korean officials, including the nation's president, Kim Jong Un.

In response to North Korea's latest missile test, the US and South Korea conducted live-fire bombing exercises along the DMZ, making one wonder who's really provoking whom?

South Korea is willing to put the North's first intercontinental ballistic missile test aside and work with the isolated regime on easing tensions and resuming reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s.

USA officials have also warned that China could face US trade and economic pressure - something Trump has held in abeyance since taking office in January - unless it does more to restrain its neighbor.

The sanctions being considered would seek to apply economic pressure on businesses and companies in countries with ties to North Korea by denying them access to the U.S. market and financial system.

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