Friday, October 27, 2017

US Sanctions Crippling N Korea Abroad

Last Update added on October 29.


U.S. announced having imposed sanctions upon some North Korean persons and entities.


A XinHua agency report from Washington on October 26, 2017:
On October 26, the U.S. Department of Finance announced that it had put into effect sanctions against 7 North Korean persons and 3 entities. These persons and entities are related with the North Korean military security department, embassies and consulates residing abroad and overseas enterprises.


On September 26, the U.S. Department of Finance had already announced the application of sanctions against 8 North Korean banks and 26 North Korean citizens for having a hand in the support of North Korea developing weapons of mass destruction.

[Source: Xin Hua 新华社, China's news agency on October 27, 2017, 04:46 Beijing Time]


Editor's Note:

In a most recent blogspot of "blueprint-news" I mentioned a surprising revelation on China's current attitude towards North Korea and which was made by some Chinese professor from Beijing's People's University, Chong Sho-Hu, in an interview with BBC Radio 4 only some days ago. That interview was quoted by different sources. As it came to my attention that the scholar's name used was a Korean language adaption, I tried to find out his Chinese name adaption which I can tell now is Cheng Xiao-He. From there it was possible to find a relation with another interview professor Cheng Xiao-He already granted one month earlier to the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

Podcast from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy introducing People's University associate professor Cheng Xiao-He, Beijing, in an interview on the subject:

Will China Change Its Approach to North Korea ?.

The podcast was published by the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center on September 27, 2017.



U.S. Defence Secretary: If there was no nuclear armament
on the Korean peninsula, there would be no reason for war.

U.S. Defence Secretary Mattis meeting with his South Korean counterpart
at the N Korean border at Panmunjon negotiation center today, October 27.

[Source: Singapore Morning Post 新加波早报 on October 27, 2017]


U.S. Defence Secretary: We can by no means accept
that N Korea is in the possession of nuclear weapons.

[Source: Singapore Morning Post 新加波早报 on October 28, 2017]



According to a South Korean news report, specialists from the geological research institute of China's Academy of Science should have informed their North Korean colleagues about considerable radiation risks when using existing North Korean test sites for another nuclear test.

[Source:DW 多维新闻网 quoting the South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo on October 29, 2017]

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