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U.S. urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

In remarks at the opening of a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders, Vice President Mike Pence says America's regional 'partnership also includes our pressure campaign regarding' the North

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in U.S.

Sep 30, 2018 - 12:18 AM

'The recent deadlock is because the US relies on coercive measures which are lethal to trust-building,' North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho tells the UN General Assembly

NORTH KOREA IN UN. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho addresses the 73rd United Nations General Assembly on September 29, 2018, at the United Nations in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Singapore 'working' with UN on alleged North Korea sanctions breach

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:05 PM

MAS, Singapore's central bank and financial regulator, did not name the companies which the UN report said appear to have used the city's financial system to trade with North Korea

Japan reports fresh suspected North Korea sanctions breach

Feb 27, 2018 - 7:19 PM

Tokyo says a military patrol plane observed the alleged transfer around 220 kilometers (136 miles) off Shanghai on Saturday night

Trump to hit North Korea with 'largest-ever' sanctions

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:54 PM

The measures include sanctions against '56 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses' that Trump will accuse of 'assisting North Korea in evading sanctions'

DONALD TRUMP. President Donald Trump takes questions from the media as he departs the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC en route the National Harbor, Maryland where he will address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 23, 2018.  Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP

North Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200M from banned exports – UN

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:18 AM

A UN panel of experts also finds evidence of military cooperation by North Korea to develop Syria's chemical weapons programs and to provide Myanmar with ballistic missiles

GATEWAY. In a photo taken on November 21, 2017, a truck entering the Rason Special Economic Zone makes its way across a bridge over the Tumen river marking the border between North Korea (bottom) and China (top). Ed Jones/AFP

Japan FM urges countries to cut ties with North Korea

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono estimates that North Korea would lose 90% of its export revenue if all nations implemented existing UN Security Council resolutions

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Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

New UN sanctions on North Korea: What do they mean?

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Here are some key questions on UNSC resolution 2375 and its attempt to end the North s nuclear weapons and missile programs

A wide view of the UN Security Council emergency meeting to consider the hydrogen bomb for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, conducted by the Democratic People'€™s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 4, 2017. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

U.S. pushes oil embargo on North Korea, takes aim at Kim Jong-Un

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:43 AM

The draft UN Security Council resolution takes aim directly at North Korea s leadership proposing a freeze on Kim s assets as well as those of the ruling Worker s Party of Korea and the government

Residents watch a big video screen on Mirae Scientists Street in Pyongyang showing newsreader Ri Chun-Hee as she announces the news that the country has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on September 3, 2017. Kiim Won-Jin/AFP

North Korea 'begging for war' after nuke test – U.S.

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED The US accuses North Korea of begging for war and pushes for the strongest possible measures on Pyongyang following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test

A wide view of the UN Security Council emergency meeting to consider the hydrogen bomb for intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on 4 September 2017. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

U.S. warns North Korea of 'massive military response' after nuke test

Sep 04, 2017 - 7:31 AM

US Defense Secretary Mattis: We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country namely North Korea But as I said we have many options to do so

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT. Residents watch a big video screen on Mirae Scientists Street in Pyongyang showing newsreader Ri Chun-Hee as she announces the news that the country has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb on September 3, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

Japan hits nuclear-armed North Korea with fresh sanctions

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:09 PM

We will continue to make strong calls for North Korea to take actions toward denuclearization says Yoshihide Suga the Japanese government s top spokesman

China urges North Korea to make 'smart' decision after sanctions

Aug 06, 2017 - 3:58 PM

UPDATED Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also emphasizes that negotiations are the only way to solve the issue after the United States leaves open the possibility of military action against Kim Jong Un s regime

ALLIES. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) shakes hands with North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (L) during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional security forum in Manila on August 6, 2017. Stringer/Pool/AFP

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China to 'seriously' implement North Korea UN sanctions

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Spearheaded by the United States the response to the hermit state s latest nuclear test in September is approved 15 0 after extended negotiations

UN to begin work on new North Korea sanctions

Sep 10, 2016 - 9:20 AM

The UN Security Council strongly condemns the test and agrees to begin drafting a new resolution under article 41 of the UN charter which provides for sanctions

NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS. The UN Security Council. File photo by Mark Garten/UN Photo

Obama moves to implement US sanctions on North Korea

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED The measures were agreed to at the United Nations in response to a January 6 nuclear test and February 7 ballistic missile launch

In this file photo, a pedestrian walks past a TV screen broadcasting news of North Korea's launch of a long-range ballistic missile in Tokyo, Japan, February 7, 2016. Franck Robichon/EPA

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US secretly agreed to North Korea talks before nuke test – report

Feb 22, 2016 - 6:27 PM

It was the North Koreans who proposed discussing a peace treaty says a US State Department spokesman

epa05147257 (FILE) A file picture dated 12 January 2016 and released by North Korea's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during a ceremony at the meeting hall of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on 07 February 2016, just hours after South Korea's Defense Ministry said the reclusive country moved forward its time frame for the launch. The rocket was launched from a facility in north-western North Korea, South Korean media reported citing the South Korean military. North Korea has said the launch would send a satellite into orbit. South Korea and the United States believe that is a cover for a test of a ballistic missile, which is banned by multiple UN Security Council resolutions. EPA/RODONG SINMUN SOUTH KOREA OUT

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Japan slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:50 PM

North Korean citizens and ships are barred from entering Japan

N. Korea slams 'hostile' US sanctions over Sony hack

Jan 04, 2015 - 2:48 PM

North Korea says the US sanctions prove it is still not away from hostility toward Pyongyang

‘GUILTY CONSCIENCE.’ North Korea says the US’ rejection of a proposal to jointly investigation the attack on Sony shows its ‘guilty conscience.’ File photo of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un from Republic of Korea/AFP/Files/KCNA via KNS