President Obama enforces new sanctions against North Korea after missile test

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WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama enforced new sanctions against North Korea after missile test.

 

The sanctions include a complete ban on US exports to North Korea and freeze North Korean government property in US.

 

White House spokesman said “The US and global community will not tolerate with North Korea’s illicit nuclear and ballistic missile activities, and we will continue to impose sanctions on North Korea until it comes into compliance with its international obligations.”

 

He claimed that this ban includes Myanmar, China, European and Asian countries that do business with North in financial, mining and transportation sector.

 

He claimed that US banks will freeze assets of those who break the blockade.

 

State Department official Peter Harrell said “North Korean sanctions are finally getting serious and its going to be hard for North Korea to move the money anywhere in the world.”

 

The situation becomes worse when North Korea launched a satellite rocket with a long range ballistic missile technology on February 7 and claimed that it is for peaceful purpose but international community claimed that it will make North capable to hit their mainland.

 

However, China opposed unilateral sanctions against North Korea and claimed that it will raise tensions on Korean Peninsula and claimed that sanctions are not the answer, the dispute should be resolved with talks.