U.S., China said to discuss choking off North Korea energy

Oct 5, 2016

U.S., China said to discuss choking off North Korea energy

The U.S. and China are locked in negotiations over curbing North Korea’s energy trade in response to its fifth nuclear test last month, according to four diplomats from United Nations Security Council countries with direct knowledge of the talks. The world’s two biggest economies ...

Sep 26, 2016

China's North Korean coal imports surge despite sanctions: data

China’s coal imports from North Korea have surged in recent months, government data showed Monday, raising questions about Beijing’s commitment to international sanctions intended to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear program. As the isolated country’s sole ally and main provider of trade and aid, Beijing’s participation ...

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

Sep 24, 2016

U.N. Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea’s latest nuclear explosion as a “reckless act of provocation,” the U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of such weapons. Kerry said ...

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

Sep 24, 2016

North Korea vows in U.N. speech to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea’s foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea earlier this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. In a defiant speech before the U.N. ...