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Seoul OKs $8m aid to North Korea

Seoul OKs $8m aid to North Koreaā€¯

The move, which runs contrary to American and Japanese calls for an increase in economic and diplomatic pressure, marks a resumption in South Korean aid after a break of nearly two years.

But proudly democratic Taiwan likes to show that it follows global norms, despite its lack of United Nations membership.

The UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea a week ago over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, seeking to curb Pyongyang's sources of income in part by limiting oil exports to the country.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United Nations Security Council had "run out of options" on containing North Korea, and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon. A freeze on North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for cessation of US war games is a viable short term compromise.

Military options available to Trump range from non-lethal actions like a naval blockade aimed at enforcing sanctions to waging cyber attacks and positioning new USA weaponry in South Korea, where the United States has 28,500 troops. "Long gas lines forming in North Korea".

North Korea has lived under threat from United States for nearly seven decades.

In the meantime, UNICEF's regional director for East Asia and the Pacific, Karin Hulshof, said North Korean children faced problems that were "all too real".

Russian Federation has also criticised what it describes as "aggressive rhetoric" from the US.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump discussed the escalating Korean crisis with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a telephone conversation during which they expressed commitment to exerting further pressure on Pyongyang over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the White House announced in a Monday statement.

Despite North Korea's "flagrant violations", the South Korean government and the worldwide community are making every effort to resolve the situation peacefully, he said.

South Korea offered humanitarian assistance to the North even under conservative administrations, but Moon's predecessor under an ousted President Park Geun-hye held off the aid after the North's fourth nuclear test in January 2016.

"The Chinese proposal, a freeze for freeze, they say, a freeze on USA military exercises with the South, in exchange for a freeze for North Korean missile and nuclear testing". The North conducted its sixth nuclear test on September 3 and was subsequently hit with tough, fresh United Nations sanctions. It also noted that sanctions should not harm "legitimate economic and trade exchanges between North Korea and the outside world" and the lives of everyday people.

According to ship-tracking data and documents obtained by Reuters, after the newest sanctions against North Korea were announced, several North Korean ships left Russian ports without any cargo.



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