Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:37 PM
bathroommonkey76 (1,970 posts)
Exclusive: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea - U.S. official
The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.
The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of increased economic and diplomatic pressure – especially on Chinese banks and firms that do the most business with North Korea – plus beefed-up defenses by the United States and its South Korean and Japanese allies, according to the administration official familiar with the deliberations.
While the long-standing option of pre-emptive military strikes against North Korea is not off the table – as reflected by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's warning to Pyongyang during his Asia tour last week - the new administration is giving priority for now to less-risky options.
The policy recommendations being assembled by President Donald Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, are expected to reach the president's desk within weeks, possibly before a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in early April, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. North Korea is expected to top the agenda at that meeting.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions-idUSKBN16R2QH
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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:51 PM
yallerdawg (9,710 posts)
4. I believe they call this...
"All hat, no cattle."
Here's your man's man who won't take any shit from that pipsqueak in North Korea who is finalizing tests on successfully nuclearizing ICBMs!
Or did North Korea and 'Jina just punk the shit out of our - their - Liar-in-Chief?
We need to watch China now!