U.S. considers sanctions on Chinese companies over North Korea

North Korea's ballistic missiles, even without nuclear warheads, pose a distinct threat to South Korea and the entire region. The missile is believed to have the capability of reaching Alaska and some of the western states. The United States' greatest strength (our overwhelming military superiority to North Korea) is also our greatest weakness in dealing with the North Korean problem. The death toll of a war with North Korea would be unlike anything our country has seen in recent memory and we must either have the national resolve to face it or a plan in place to avoid it. The training drills by land, air and sea are meant to serve as a show of strength.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., stated last Thursday the North Korean Enablers Accountability Act, would "ban any entity that does business with North Korea or its enablers...and to impose U.S. sanctions on all those participating on North Korean labor trafficking abuses".

The U.S. technological race is happening on the ground, at sea, in the air and in space. Tons of countries do them.

On July 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that Washington would increase diplomatic pressure on Russian Federation, to ensure that Moscow helps the United States contain North Korea's belligerence toward Japan and South Korea.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said: "Global action is required to stop a global threat".

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Experts say an extended cut by China would threaten critical supplies of gasoline and diesel and force North Korea to find alternative sources of refined fuel products. Money talks. She thinks Chinese businesses should be given a tough choice. It would leave larger Chinese banks untouched for now, the official said. Previously, you've been able to do business with North Korea but put your money in bank accounts that then have access to the USA financial system.

Others EU countries, including large members such as Britain, France and Germany, are wary of allowing North Korea to use talks to divide the global community. The U.S. has also asked the Philippines and India, which also do trade there, to end those ties with North Korea. Even sanctions, in Russia's view, are unlikely to change the logic behind Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons, though they may play some role in freezing testing or further development. In contrast to Washington's focus on denuclearizing North Korea by any means necessary, Russia's strategy has focused on containing North Korean aggression through targeted diplomacy. "We're also talking about really cutting off illegal sources of money because those could go into a black hole in North Korea and could be used for any goal, whether it's propping up the regime or funding the weapons program".

Greitens says the US has struggled to understand North Korea's decision making.

A defector who reports commodity prices for Daily NK, Kang Mi-jin confirmed the price spike in recent week was caused initially by China restricting the flow of oil to North Korea.

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