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UN Imposes Sanctions In Hopes of Deterring North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions


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UN Imposes Sanctions In Hopes of Deterring North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

Julia Conley, staff writer

As the city of Hiroshima, Japan, prepared to mark the 72nd anniversary of the United States' deadly atomic bombing, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose harsh sanctions on North Korea, in the hopes that they will deter the country from using its own nuclear weapons.


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How are N. Korean missile tests worse than missle tests by Pakistan or any other country?

“As the North Korean foreign ministry observed, “Not a single article or provision in the UN Charter and other international laws stipulates that nuclear test or ballistic rocket launch poses a threat to international peace and security.” [14] The political and economic might of the United States gave it the means to prod other members of the UN Security Council to agree to its demand to impose sanctions on North Korea. As a result, North Korea is the only nation singled out by UN sanctions that forbid it from testing the same types of missiles as other countries are free to do. There is no legal basis for this double standard, which is primarily a product of U.S. influence.” https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/07/north-koreas-fast-track-missile-development-how-far-its-come-and-why-it-has-the-u-s-on-edge/

After Iraq and Libya gave up their nuclear weapons programs, they were destroyed by the U.S., and the N. Koreans remember U.S. war crimes during the Korean War, when we turned much of their country into rubble.

Maybe the U.S. could back off from our constant “war games” and other provocations on N. Korea’s border, and leave N. Korea alone, instead of feeding into their justifiable fears. What if “Russia were to conduct joint military exercises in Cuba, practicing the bombing and invasion of the United States, along with the assassination of U.S. political leaders,” which is exactly what we do at N. Korea’s borders? https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/07/north-koreas-fast-track-missile-development-how-far-its-come-and-why-it-has-the-u-s-on-edge/

Sanctions will punish the already-suffering poor people of N. Korea, not the leaders, who will have no qualms about starving people in order to spend the money on developing nuclear weapons to prevent the U.S. from devastating N. Korea again.


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‘The threat that the hornets may eventually sting someone is great. As such, we must repeatedly poke their nest with a stick as a deterrent.’

I agree, but I won’t be expecting NK, the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, India, Pakistan or Israel to all suddenly and mutually agree to disarmament any time soon.


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Nuclear weapons are satanic. They are anti-life as they will sterilize all life and theoretically could render the Earth itself a sterile lifeless ball of rock and water.

Nuclear weapons are anti-life. Satanic.


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Your post is displaying insight, sound reasoning, as well as references and not just opinion or unsubstantiated claims.
Thank you.


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Many thanks, Golestan.


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Town -

It is the United States’ nuclear ambitions which should be acknowledged and restrained.

Most especially US obsession with developing “more usable nuclear weapons.”

Truly insane people are running our MIC.

https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2017-07/focus/new-more-usable-nukes-no-thanks

And, thank you for this info …

After Iraq and Libya gave up their nuclear weapons programs, they were destroyed by the U.S., and the N. Koreans remember U.S. war crimes during the Korean War, when we turned much of their country into rubble.

Maybe the U.S. could back off from our constant “war games” and other provocations on N. Korea’s border, and leave N. Korea alone, instead of feeding into their justifiable fears. What if “Russia were to conduct joint military exercises in Cuba, practicing the bombing and invasion of the United States, along with the assassination of U.S. political leaders,” which is exactly what we do at N. Korea’s borders?


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Will these be punishing the people or the regime?


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Will we ever see the day when the UN imposes sanctions on the one nation that really deserves them, namely the USA. The USA is akin to a sociopathic perpetrator always pointing fingers at everyone else. Come on world, step up and sanction the world’s number one terrorist nation who willfully used nuclear weapons on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and continues to use them today as depleted uranium munitions. What are you waiting for, the end of the world as we know it?!


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“The Chinese ambassador to the U.N., Liu Jieyi, said last week that the U.S. must also attempt peaceful negotiations with North Korea.”

THE UN should sanction the U.S. with having to negotiate a ‘nuclear non-aggression pact’ with NK. Ie. that’s no, Brattleboro Fire Department issue — no BFD


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well, they just ensured that the DPRK will stop at literally nothing to acquire them, not only to defend themselves against “regime change” but now also in order to make additional sanctions pointless.

this world is run by morons.


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Today, Remembrance Day 6 August of the unnecessary dropping of two atomic bombs over Japanese civilians should give us pause: The one nation that had the temerity to actually drop two bombs and thus usher in a truly nightmare era, the post bomb era, needs to be held to account and sanctioned so it divests of these weapons.


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Along with the enabling duopoly:


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The inner circle of Kim Jong Un will lack nothing. The common people will have to subsist on even less than now, but that does nor bother the fat cats at the UN one tiny bit. They will go home satisfied with their “accomplishment”.


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Won’t work anyway. Someone forgot the adage about catching more flies with honey than vinegar.
Positive reinforcement worked in the past until Bush the ignorant did an about face. Now we have Trump, the even more ignorant, and Nikki Haley, the sycophant, upping the ante of which was already a failed policy. What to people backed into a corner do?


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From truthout on this 6th of August:


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The US has no comparison when it comes to war crimes, from its entire history starting with the founding of this nation. On this 6th of August let us reflect on the horrors of nuclear war:


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And of course this will just further hatred against the west. The elites of NK can just say that their people’s worse conditions is because of the “capitalist pig” and their people would quickly eat that up. All these sanctions do is just further militarism and hatred against the west. Which for the warmongers is exactly what they want.


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“Other countries” are not ruled by unstable crackpot dictators who threaten to use every other day.


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In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Dwight D. Eisenhower