China Will Back North Korea if US Strikes First

China Will Back North Korea if US Strikes First

The vote is expected to be held around 21:00 GMT.

At the same time as the Chinese imposed these financial restrictions, they balked at the oil embargo and travel ban on Kim Jong-un proposed by the U.S.at the UN. "As long as we have Kim Jong Un, we'll survive".

There were yet no signs of imminent additional provocations by the North that could lead to another missile or nuclear test, the South's government said.

China's Foreign Ministry has said that it would support new United Nations measures as long as it promotes a political resolution. "If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it", she told the United Nations security council after the council adopted the new sanctions. "If they were running it to force a veto, they wouldn't have made the revisions".

The resolution approved Monday caps crude oil imports and bans textile exports but fell short of Washington's hopes for a complete oil embargo due to resistance by veto-holders China and Russian Federation.

The import of refined petroleum products is also limited.

"We have been clear in close consultation with the Americans that oil has to be included as an element of sanctions", South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-Wha told reporters.

China, North Korea's sole ally and main trading partner, had strongly objected to an oil embargo initially sought by the United States out of fear that it would bring the North's economy to its knees.

The U.S. has called for sanctions that would virtually end all trade with North Korea and freeze all assets controlled by the regime. The proposal has been brushed off by Washington.

"We hope the reaction and measure of the Security Council will be conducive to advancing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, upholding peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and promoting the peaceful settlement of the Korean peninsula issue through dialogue and negotiation", said Geng Shuang.

North Korea unveiled a remarkably powerful bomb in its latest nuclear test, one with the ability to level entire urban centers. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is certainly keeping the door open to diplomacy, but he's focused on this sanctions track for now - the pressure side - so that if talks eventually get going, the US will go into it with some more leverage.

"The world will witness how the DPRK tames the USA gangsters by taking a series of actions tougher than they have ever envisaged", the unnamed spokesman said.

The government said the latest UNSC resolution represents the worldwide community's renewed commitment to not tolerate the North's nuclear and missile development which poses a threat to global peace and security.

"A full assessment (of the data) makes it possible to conclude that the North Korean nuclear test has not caused any environmental impact in China", the Chinese Ministry of Environment said in a brief statement on its official microblogging account.

Monday's vote is seen as a key test of resolve for the council, which united last month to adopt a resolution meant to reduce the impoverished country's export earnings by up to a billion dollars.

The latest Security Council vote is regarded as a test of the global community's resolve on the crisis, and private talks on its content have been ongoing between China and the US.

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