North Korea slams USA sanctions as wild violation of int'l law

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Asked about the shipments, a U.S. State Department spokesman said: 'It's clear that Russian Federation needs to do more.

The inspection team, which included officials from the South's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, checked the airport runway and other apparatus for safety measures.

The Kumgangsan Resort and the family reunion centre nearby were runner-ups, but both were not designed for cultural performances on many levels, the official explained.

"Though we can not rule out a preventative strike against North Korea (the DPRK) entirely, the threat of a messy war in East Asia that shoves the world back into economic recession is a steep price to pay", said Rodger Baker, Stratfor's vice president of strategic analysis.

A Reuters report published earlier day cited unnamed "Western intelligence sources" and claimed North Korea sent coal to the Russian Far East before its re-export to other destinations.

A South Korean government official said Sunday that Seoul is now considering the move as "the North's oil supplies aren't in good condition" but there has been criticism "this would go against the flow of global sanctions on Pyongyang".

"They keep those transponders off and then they turn them back on as they round the South Korean peninsula, and they head into a Russian port". "It won't be easy to control North Korea's high-level executives, who are [cunning] like raccoons".

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When Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was confronted with the Reuters report, he insisted that Russian Federation is a "responsible member of the worldwide community".

He thanked USA allies in the region for their support in upholding ongoing sanctions against North Korean products that have been ratcheted up in response to a slew of missile tests in 2017.

China's support for increasingly tough United Nations sanctions has also sparked a backlash from Pyongyang.

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has said all options are on the table when it comes to North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States.

"This is still in the diplomats' hands, as you know", he told reporters en route to Hawaii.

Despite its reservations, China wants to avoid bringing the regime crashing down, causing a potential refugee and security crisis along with the loss of a buffer between it and USA -backed South Korea.

China will not allow any Chinese company or individual to do anything that goes against the resolutions and if there is cast-iron proof this is happening, China will handle it seriously and in accordance with the law, she added.

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