China defends its trade with North Korea as permitted by United Nations

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China defends its trade with North Korea as permitted by United Nations

Gasoline and diesel shipments have also been affected by the sanctions.

The bill also requires that the government oppose any loan by worldwide financial institutions that would be awarded to countries that do not sanction North Korea.

The act was created to "impose the most far-reaching sanctions ever directed at North Korea", according to Republican Andy Barr, who introduced the bill.

The measures can be considered secondary sanctions, which can particularly target Chinese financial institutions and companies. "In doing so, we can deny North Korea the financing it needs to fund its nuclear and missile programs".

She said nationals from that country who were working on public projects have since departed, as part of the implementation of the UN Security Council sanctions resolutions on the DPRK.

The bill's name comes from Otto Warmbier, a USA college student that died shortly after his custody in North Korea.

McCarthy warned that there will be "hard consequences" for supporters of a regime "that indiscriminately murders Americans".

Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) to slap strict financial sanctions on North Korea for threats to the United States cleared the House on Tuesday with support from U.S. Reps.

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State Department spokeswoman Julia Mason said Wednesday if there is solid evidence that supports North Korea's re-designation as a state sponsor of terror, the Department would take immediate action, Radio Free Asia reported.

The Warmbier family welcomed the decision and said that it is "extremely grateful" for naming it in honor of their deceased son. They said in a statement, "Kim and his regime, tortured and brutalized Otto, causing his untimely and tragic death".

As tensions escalate, Washington's sanctions will put more economic pressure on Kim Jong-un to abandon his nuclear weapons programme.

The threat from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level" and the United States, Japan and South Korea must address the matter, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told his US and South Korean counterparts in talks on Monday.

The bill will now have to be passed in the Senate and signed into law by President Trump to take effect.

According to estimates by the US, North Korea would lose $ 2.7 billion or about 90 per cent of its sales overseas together with previous sets of sanctions, which imposed an embargo on coal, iron, fish and seafood exports.

Windhoek was on Tuesday reacting to CNN which alleged that Namibia has not submitted a report for more than a year to the United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea in which it should clarify its relations with the Asian nation.

China's exports to North Korea jumped an annual 20.9 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, customs data showed.

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