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Fri Feb 23, 2018, 12:05 PM

Trump's new North Korean sanctions target countries involved in illicit shipping EXCEPT RUSSIA

Reposting in GD after LBN deletion since this is similar to a WaPo story already posted in LBN, though the NYT put more focus on Russia's involvement and Trump not going after them:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/us/politics/trump-north-korea-sanctions.html


President Trump announced harsh new shipping sanctions against North Korea on Friday — a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign against Pyongyang will not let up.

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The measures target 27 shipping companies and 28 vessels, registered in North Korea and six other countries, including China. The Treasury Department said the shipping firms are part of a sophisticated campaign to help North Korea evade United Nations sanctions restricting imports of refined fuel and exports of coal.

Illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil and coal on the high seas have allowed North Korea to avoid the worst of the pressure from sanctions against its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The smuggling has been linked to China and Russia, increasing tensions with the United States.

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In addition to China, the department sanctioned ships from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania, Panama and Comoros. It did not blacklist ships or companies from Russia, even though Russia is suspected of supporting the illicit trade.

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Reply Trump's new North Korean sanctions target countries involved in illicit shipping EXCEPT RUSSIA (Original post)
highplainsdem Feb 2018 OP
chuckstevens Feb 2018 #1
highplainsdem Feb 2018 #2
dalton99a Feb 2018 #3
bluestarone Feb 2018 #4
emulatorloo Feb 2018 #5
Docreed2003 Feb 2018 #6
Pachamama Feb 2018 #7
spanone Feb 2018 #8
dalton99a Feb 2018 #9
soryang Feb 2018 #10
Vinca Feb 2018 #11

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 12:14 PM

1. Jesus; could this be any more obvious?

 

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Response to chuckstevens (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:03 PM

2. Not sure how. Maybe if Trump gave a speech saying OF COURSE Vladdy was't involved?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:05 PM

3. Kick

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:07 PM

4. How in the fuck can this be?

THIS IS A NAIL IN THE REPUBS COFFIN IF TRUE

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:27 PM

5. Blatant, he is not even pretending to hide his devotion to Putin.

Obvious Payback for Russian interference in 2016

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:27 PM

6. Lmfao...Trump is King Troll

He is flaunting this shit right in everyone’s faces and it’s in plain sight. Unfuckinbelievable

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 10:05 AM

7. If Comrade Trump was smart and wanted to cover his tracks, he would have included Russia and then

...just not enforced it....

It is scary how obvious his devotion to Putin is and how he absolutely will not stand up to Russia...

When he is finally charged for his crimes and faces justice, all of these things will be glaringly obvious then why he did this...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 10:06 AM

8. the COLLUSION is going on right before our eyes.

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 10:12 AM

9. Yep.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 12:41 PM

10. Asian pivot, preparing for war in Northeast Asia

Will you provoke the Russians at the same time? Power politics don't revolve around the petty disputes on cable news.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 12:43 PM

11. Don needs to trade in his flag pin for a neon sign that reads "Guilty."

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