UN / DPRK SANCTIONS

07-Aug-2017 00:01:55
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday (05 Aug) imposing the toughest sanctions yet on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / DPRK SANCTIONS
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DATELINE: 05 AUGUST 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

05 AUGUST 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, President of the Security Council
4. Pan left, Security Council voting
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“Today the full Security Council has come together to put the North Korean dictator on notice. And this time, the Council has matched its words and actions. The resolution we’ve passed is a strong, united step toward holding North Korea accountable for its behaviour. Today, the Security Council increased the penalty of North Korea’s ballistic missile activity to a whole new level.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“The price the North Korean leadership will pay for its continued nuclear and missile development will be the loss of one-third of its exports and hard currency. This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation. These sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so, will give the North Korean leadership a taste of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean people.”
8. Wide shot, Chinese ambassador addressing the Council
9. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations:
“Beefing up military deployment on the Peninsula is not in the interest of realizing denuclearization of the Peninsula and maintaining peace and stability. The deployment of the THAAD system will not bring a solution to the issue of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear testing and missile launching. What it will do is to seriously undermine the strategic balance of the region, and as such, is detrimental to the strategic security interests of regional countries, including China. China strongly urges parties concerned to halt the process of this deployment and dismantle relevant equipment.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday (05 Aug) imposing the toughest sanctions yet on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Resolution 2371 strongly condemned the DPRK’s recent ballistic missile launched and imposed a full ban on the export of the country’s coal, iron and iron ore. It also prohibited countries from increasing the total number of work authorizations for North Korea nationals and banned new joint ventures with DPRK entities or individuals as well as additional investments in existing joint ventures.

United States ambassador Nikki Haley said, with this resolution, the Security Council “has matched its words and actions.” She said the resolution is “a strong, united step toward holding North Korea accountable for its behaviour” and increased the penalty of North Korea’s ballistic missile activity “to a whole new level.” Haley said the price the DPRK will pay for its continued nuclear and missile development will be the loss of one-third of its exports and hard currency making this the “most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation.” She added, “These sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so, will give the North Korean leadership a taste of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean people.”

Haley said revenue made by the DPRK was not going towards feeding its people, rather the leadership there choses to enslave them in mines and factories in order to fund their illegal nuclear programmes. The US ambassador said while the step taken at the Council was an important one, further action is required to fully resolve the issue. She said the defence measure taken by her country will continue, including the joint military exercises which she described as defence-oriented.

Chinese ambassador Liu Jieyi said his country opposes the DPRK’s missile launches which are in defiance of the International Community. He said China always insisted on the denuclearization of the Korea Peninsula, upholding peace and stability in the region, and seeking a solution to the nuclear issue through dialogue. Liu said this was the essence of Resolution 2371 in China’s view adding that its unanimous adoption demonstrated the unity in the Council regarding the DPRK nuclear issue. The Chinese ambassador said the resolution does not intend to cause negative impacts on economic activates not prohibited by the resolution as well as food and humanitarian assistance. He said it also calls for the resumption of the six party talks (China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and the United States), commits to finding a solution through political means, and stresses the importance of deescalating tensions by the parties concerned.

Lui said, “Beefing up military deployment on the Peninsula is not in the interest of realizing denuclearization of the Peninsula and maintaining peace and stability.” He said the deployment of the THAAD missile system would not bring a solution to the issue, instead it will “seriously undermine the strategic balance of the region, and as such, is detrimental to the strategic security interests of regional countries, including China.” He strongly urged the parties concerned to “halt the process of this deployment and dismantle relevant equipment.”
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