All posts tagged "sanctions"

  • resident Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
    Obama issues executive order imposing fresh sanctions on N. Korea

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive imposing fresh sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, further tightening the screws on the communist nation for its defiant nuclear and missile tests. “This Executive Order is...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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    Seoul to slap own sanctions on Pyongyang

    By Rachel Lee Seoul will this week announce a set of sanctions to be independently issued against North Korea, following the adoption of a tougher U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the recalcitrant country, officials said Sunday....

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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  • President Park Geun-hye, of South Korea, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
    UN Security Council unanimously adopts harshest-ever sanctions on North Korea

    By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Yonhap) — The U.N. Security Council adopted the harshest-ever sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday, punishing Pyongyang for its defiant nuclear and missile tests and seeking to put curbs on the weapons...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Protesters struggle with police officers as they march toward the Defense Ministry during a rally against the visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 10, 2015. Protesters opposed a possible deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on Korea Peninsula. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    US calls proposed sanctions on N. Korea a ‘major upgrade’

    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Yonhap) — A proposed package of new U.N. sanctions would require mandatory inspection of all cargo going in and out of North Korea and ban its exports of mineral resources, a key source of hard...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Secretary of State John Kerry, right, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    US, China make important progress in UN sanctions on N. Korea

    By Chang Jae-soon WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The United States and China have made important progress in negotiations to adopt a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, the countries’...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, as Republicans and Democrats joined together to overwhelmingly approve legislation that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House sends NKorea sanctions bill to president for signature

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Friday that hits North Korea with more stringent sanctions for refusing to stop its nuclear weapons program. House Republicans and Democrats joined together to overwhelmingly approve the bill...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, accompanied by Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    US Senate passes bill 96-0 to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that aims to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons by hitting Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions. Republicans and Democrats set aside their partisan differences Wednesday and voted...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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