China says upholds United Nations sanctions as North Korea trade rises

China says upholds United Nations sanctions as North Korea trade rises

China says upholds United Nations sanctions as North Korea trade rises

Chinese purchases of North Korea iron ore rose 34 percent from a year earlier in the first five months of the year, according to a South Korean industry group, the Korea International Trade Association.

Song continued that "neighboring countries surrounding the Korean Peninsula" were in an "age of limitless competition" seeking their own national interests, which is why South Korea needed to build more military muscle to "suppress any threat from North Korea and become a reciprocal bridge to countries nearby".

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.

President Moon Jae-in told his Cabinet on Tuesday that South Korea can not resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff or achieve global consensus on it on its own and urged them to bolster Seoul's position through diplomatic efforts.

President Donald Trump and his top aides have signalled growing impatience with China over North Korea, especially since Pyongyang last week test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, which experts say could put all of Alaska in range for the first time.

"We hope all relevant sides can make sure that they are clear that Security Council sanctions imposed on North Korea are not comprehensive economic sanctions".

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China stopped importing North Korean coal but total trade has risen, which prompted Trump to complain last week Beijing is failing to use its economic leverage to stop Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

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And it's possible the new line of sanctions could be another step toward even stiffer financial penalties.

He also addressed reports of North Korea launching missiles in May, asserting that North Korea had shown the Chinese "great disrespect" and that China was "trying hard" to get them to stop. He referred to "tough pressures" that China faces in its relationship with North Korea.

But in recent weeks, Trump has fired off tweets denouncing China's trade with North Korea and cast doubt on whether Beijing was doing enough to counter Pyongyang.

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