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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
New Sanctions Imposed on North Korea
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Despite opposing harsh sanctions on North Korea, calling them counterproductive and ineffective, Russia and China shamefully bowed to US interests, piling on the DPRK again.
Sanctions mostly harm ordinary people in countries where they're imposed, not their ruling authorities.
By going along with US demands for tougher sanctions, Moscow and Beijing shamed themselves, siding with an imperial bully against the North Korean people, grievously harmed by previous sanctions, each new round compounding their suffering, new sanctions banning food imports.
Multiple rounds of Security Council sanctions demand North Korea cease nuclear testing, suspend ballistic missile tests, and prohibit the export of arms and munitions to the nation.
They deny the country access to the international financial system, banning numerous products besides weapons and mu
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