Japan’s Kyoto agency, citing anonymous sources, said the US government plans to send an aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan and is drafting additional sanctions against North Korea if Pyongyang conducts a nuclear test.
The Pyongyang regime has launched a large number of ballistic missiles this year and there are growing concerns that it is preparing for its seventh nuclear test, the first since September 2017. There are speculations that this may happen during the parliamentary elections America.
If Pyongyang conducts a nuclear test, the US will submit a motion for a Security Council resolution United Nations New sanctions against North Korea. According to Kyodo sources, they will target exports of crude oil and refined petroleum products to the country and North Korean hacker group Lazarus.
Provocations from North Korea are increasing
America, Japan And South Korea It should also consider announcing new unilateral sanctions against North Korea as the UNSC resolution could be blocked China And Russia – which has veto power there – insists on Kyoto.
According to him, preparations are underway for the meetings of the US, Japan and South Korea leaders on the sidelines of international summits in Southeast Asia in November. The question of how to respond to Pyongyang’s growing provocations will often be one of the topics of discussion.
President of the United States Joe Biden Going this week CambodiaThere he will meet the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asian nations. Next week, he will attend the Heads of State Summit in Bali, Indonesia The G20 Group.
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