North Korea Is Targeting South Korea's Bitcoin Exchanges, Report Claims

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 13, 2017

The United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its latest missile and nuclear tests after the USA dropped key demands in order to win support from Russian Federation and China.

"It was hard to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of xenon detected, but we can say the xenon was from North Korea", Choi Jongbae, executive commissioner, told a news conference in Seoul.

The detonation, Pyongyang's sixth nuclear blast, prompted global condemnation and came after it carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile launches in July that appeared to bring much of the USA into range. The North Korean regime has not yet passed the point of no-return", Haley told the council, adding: "If North Korea continues its unsafe path, we will continue with further pressure.

The latest sanctions include a complete ban on the export of textiles from North Korea - an nearly one billion dollar hit to the regime's economy.

Following Monday's vote, Haley said despite the recent sanctions and an uptick in bombastic language from the Trump administration, the USA was still hopeful North Korea would give up its nuclear ambitions. "Today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea".

Supporters of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye march during a rally to call for her release and to oppose South Korean President Moon Jae-in's North Korea policy last week.

The Security Council vote comes just over a month after United Nations diplomats targeted about $1 billion in North Korean exports.

A person answering the customer hotline at the world´s largest lender, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC), said the bank had stopped opening accounts for North Koreans and Iranians since July 16. "In the medieval system like North Korea, Kim Jong-un's life is as valuable as hundreds of thousands of ordinary people whose lives would be threatened in a nuclear attack".

They also reduce by about a third the amount of oil North Korea can import. China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week that the Asian nation was looking for "positive" achievements during the visit, and again called for efforts to seek cooperation and manage differences, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement on Wednesday.

"We wanted those who would be inclined to water down the text to own that position", said the USA official.

"The latest UNSC resolution represents the worldwide community's renewed commitment not to tolerate the North's nuclear and missile development", the government said in a statement obtained by Yonhap News.

The tensions have weighed on global markets, but there was some relief on Monday among investors that North Korea refrained from conducting another missile test this past weekend to celebrate 69 years since its founding.

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