United Nations set for vote on North Korea sanctions


And by the look of it, the thin-skinned tyrant made sure he was surrounded by the shortest ladies to back up the freakish myth he is really 5ft 10ins.

North Korea's envoy to the United Nations has warned "forthcoming measures" will "make the USA suffer the greatest pain" it has ever experienced. The spike in activity began soon after the USA said it planned to ratchet up sanctions against North Korea.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "ready to use a form of ultimate means", said Han without elaborating.

The UN Security Council is set to vote on Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea after the United States watered down the text of a resolution to appease China and Russian Federation.

Kim would be spared from a United Nations blacklist that would have hit him with an assets freeze and a travel ban and punished him directly for the country's military drive.

"My hope is the regime will hear the message loud and clear and it will choose a different path", USA disarmament ambassador Robert Woods told the Geneva forum.

Sources close to the White House national security team told Newsmax on Thursday the order was issued to the U.S. military in the wake of last month's threat by North Korea to fire a ballistic missile toward Guam, a U.S. territory. Macron called for more pressure on North Korea to bring the country back to the negotiating table, and China's official Xinhua News Agency described Xi as being "adamant" about the denuclearization of the peninsula while also expressing hope that France would play "a constructive role in easing the situation and restarting dialogue".

On Monday afternoon (New York time), the UNSC is set to vote on a fresh resolution, which seeks to drain crude oil and other energy supplies to North Korea while banning the overseas sales of North Korean textile, one of its main foreign currency sources.

The original US draft would also have frozen the assets of North Korea's state-owned airline Air Koryo, the Korean People's Army, and five other powerful military and party entities.

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the U.S. "does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" it would respond in kind.

The reduction in oil sales to North Korea isn't expected to change Kim's calculus. Its latest underground nuclear test had a higher yield than earlier detonations, producing the explosive power of somewhat more than 100,000 tons of TNT, meaning it was four to five times the size of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test a week ago and has been launching ballistic missiles at a record pace.

FireEye says it has identified three attacks against South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges that took place between May and July, all of them linked to North Korean hackers.

North Korea's newly-tested thermonuclear weapon can inflict significantly more damage to USA cities than other nuclear weapons it has tested, but the precise degree of damage is far less important than the ability of the weapons to reach the United States. "Since the U.S.is revealing its nature as a blood-thirsty beast obsessed with the wild dream of reversing the DPRK's development of the state nuclear force which has already reached the completion phase, there is no way that the DPRK is going to wait and let the US feast on it". Roughly 1,590 nuclear warheads deployed on USA ballistic missiles and bombers ensure that result.

The final agreement was reached after negotiations between the USA and China, the North's ally and major trading partner. "The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the United States the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history".

Premier League games reach millions of North Korean homes as they are regularly shown on national broadcaster KCNA, meaning Kim is most likely not the only fan of Jose Mourinho's men.