Natural disasters have pushed the tensions between the United States and North Korea out of the headlines for the time being, but the fuse could reignite at any second.
That doesn’t mean that the Trump administration isn’t focused on dealing with the situation. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
The United Nations has agreed to unload new sanctions on the rogue nation at the behest of the US, and other world powers are starting to fall in line as well.
Conservative Tribune reports:
While he has divvied out a slew of statements assuring the rogue regime he wouldn’t hesitate to use military force should Kim Jong Un launch a missile of any kind toward the U.S. or its allies, it appears Trump may have just scored a massive diplomatic win with China.
Japan’s Kyodo News reported Monday night that Chinese state-operated banks have agreed to suspend transactions through accounts held by North Koreans, meaning the two countries would no longer be allowed to do business with one another.
China has been dragging its feet on taking a firm stand against North Korea, but it looks like that’s beginning to change.
Kyodo News also reported that three large state banks — The Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China — have suspended North Koreans from having access to accounts.
The accounts are not frozen, meaning North Korea can still withdraw funds from them, but it underscores that China is joining the fight to suppress North Korea financially until they agree to giving up their nuclear program.
“This is being influenced by international sanctions against North Korea,” an employee from one bank said.
The UN Security Council unanimously voted to place sanctions against North Korea on Monday after the regime carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
The sanctions will have a serious impact on North Korea. Quite simply, the nation can’t stand on its own two feet without outside help.
President Donald Trump has made it crystal clear that the situation will be dealt with swiftly, and the dominoes are falling in place.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this will be enough to make Kim Jong Un reexamine his approach to things.
Source: Conservative Tribune