tinyfav.com May 23, 2018

North Korea sanctions: United Nations blacklists shipping firms

03 April 2018, 04:45 | Myrtle Vega

Recommended readingNorth South Korea to hold first summit in more than a decade

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung Gyon and Ri Son Gwon chairman of North Korea's Committee shake hands

Ambassador Nikki Haley said the North Korea Sanctions Committee, which comprises all members of the U.N.'s most senior decision-making body, unanimously approved designations of 21 shipping companies, one individual and 27 ships.

The measures were proposed by the United States last month as part of a crackdown on the maritime smuggling of North Korean commodities such as oil and coal.

The United Nations dropped the hammer Friday on companies and persons helping North Korea skirt tough global sanctions meant to punish it for its illegal weapons testing.

The action bans global port entry for 13 North Korean oil tankers and cargo vessels, and 12 other ships suspected of helping North Korea smuggle oil and banned commodities.

In a statement released by the Security Council on its website on Friday, the council said the Taiwanese Tsang Yung-yuan (張永源) "has coordinated North Korean coal exports with a North Korean broker operating in a third country".

The Security Council of the United Nations has imposed sanctions against North Korea, which involved a Taiwanese national who has been accused of helping Pyongyang evade global trading bans.

Despite the diplomatic opening, the United States has made clear they will keep the pressure on Pyongyang to shift course by pressing on with sanctions.

President Trump Criticizes Amazon on Twitter
The new Amazon "HQ2" could provide an estimated $ 5 billion in investments and 50,000 new jobs, according to the company. Amazon has been collecting state and local sales taxes in Texas since 2012, longer than in most states.

Teen found alive in LA drainage pipe after 13-hour search
Firefighters were "also using gas meters and all available equipment to safely conduct this on-going search", the statement said. Rescuers were not able to enter the drainage area because it was a hazardous environment, according to spokesman for the L.A.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus receive price cuts in India
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are fuelled by the Exynos 8895 SoC in India, which still stays to be a genuinely capable recommendation. The Samsung Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 might not turn heads in terms of hardware or special features , but that's intentional.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the government would continue probing whether other Taiwanese individuals or entities might have helped North Korea.

Also blacklisted was Taiwanese businessman Tsang Yung Yuan, who was hit by a global travel ban and assets freeze for organising illegal shipments of North Korean coal with a North Korean broker in Russian Federation.

The assets of the 21 shipping companies, which include businesses based in the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Panama and Samoa, must be frozen.

The latest restrictions are directed not just at North Korea's shipping operations but Chinese companies trading with Pyongyang.

However, the situation has eased significantly since North Korea in February sent athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

The reason for the adoption of the list was the need to limit smuggling.

Earlier this month, the White House said Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed in a phone conversation to keep up the sanctions pressure on North Korea until Pyongyang takes concrete steps toward denuclearisation.

Other News

Trending Now

Ibrahimovic wondergoal is 'just Zlatan', says Thierry Henry
Victor by 1-0 and 5-1 in its first games on the road, LAFC jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead and led 3-0 after an hour. But an own goal by a Galaxy player had compounded their problems as their hopes of levelling the game looked bleak.

'If Mourinho was made of chocolate he'd eat himself', says Docherty
Second-placed United have earned 68 points after 31 games, but still trail Pep Guardiola's side by 16 points. The Portuguese tactician, speaking in Friday's press conference, says the matter is a non-story.

Sloane Stephens Breaks Out of Her Slump With a Win in Miami
And this would be only the eighth time since that same year, 1998, that the final did not feature at least one of those sisters. Stephens kept surviving deep baseline challenges from her opponent, and Ostapenko kept wilting with unforced errors .

Trump tweet goes after a favorite target, Amazon
There have been efforts in Congress to force all e-commerce companies to collect state sales tax, but Amazon already does that. The postal service's contract with Amazon must be approved by regulators and must generate a profit for the service.

Jeff Sessions Declines to Appoint 'Second Special Counsel,' Assigns US Attorney Instead
Nonetheless, his decision not to appoint a special counsel, at least for now, is nearly certain to disappoint Republicans. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse".

VK Singh in Iraq; bodies of 39 Indians to be brought today
"I will be flying straight to Amritsar followed by Patna and Kolkata", he said. The remaining 39 were taken to Badoosh and killed.

Windows bends for Azure, Terry Myerson says soodbye to Microsoft
The first new feature of Preview Build 17634 is the addition of search tools to Windows 10's native Calendar app. Currently, shares of Microsoft have been positive, rising by almost 0.89%, and seem to be steadily climbing.

SpaceX successfully launches 10 Iridium-NEXT satellites aboard the Falcon 9
He further added that the target was anticipated, however, the milestone was achieved much before than predicted. Three more launches are planned this year to help complete Iridium's global satellite constellation.

UN's Guterres calls for independent investigation into Gaza violence
The Return rallies will culminate on 15 May, which marks Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe) on which Israel was created. The opening of the US embassy, also slated for the anniversary, is expected to add further fuel to protests.

Meghan Markle has 'transformed' Prince Harry, says royal expert
But royal expert and officer of arms Alastair Bruce told Cosmopolitan Prince Harry won't necessarily follow his brother's lead. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle - but whether they will stick to other traditions of royal weddings past remains to be seen.