N.Korea denies chemical weapons link


The UN headquarters in NY. The materials supplied include acid-resistant tiles, corrosion-resistant valves and pipes. The report added that North Korean technicians had also been identified working at chemical weapons facilities in Syria. For instance, the Washington Post reported that an as-of-yet unnamed played the middleman, which will undoubtedly put it on a sanctions list in the United States and perhaps internationally, if it isn't there already.

"If the USA finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK, the DPRK will counter the U.S. by its own mode of counteraction and the United States will be made to own all responsibilities for the ensuing consequences", North Korea's official KCNA news agency said in its commentary.

North Korea has slammed Trump's unilateral sanctions against it, but it said it was open to talks with the United States during senior North Korean officials' visit to South Korea for the Olympics last month. "If Pyongyang were able to cash out into physical currency, it would be relatively easy for them to move that currency back into North Korea and to buy things with the physical currency", Moriuchi said.

Children in Syria reportedly suffering from symptoms indicative of exposure to chemical compounds being treated at a SAMS-supported hospital in East Ghouta.

Syria signed up to the global ban on chemical weapons in 2013, as part of a deal brokered by Moscow to avert U.S. air strikes in retaliation for a nerve gas attack that killed hundreds of people, which Washington blamed on Damascus.

China did not give a reason for placing a hold on the USA request.

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Recent history suggests that both Kim and Assad believe they can continue to act with impunity, counting on the competing interests of powerful outside actors like the United States and Russian Federation to impede unified action against them. On the last day of the Games, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who had worked hard to use them as a platform for opening the way for resolving differences with the North, savoured a minor breakthrough when Kim Yong-choi said Pyongyang was willing to open dialogue with the United States. This campaign continues a theme in the North's cyber operations focusing on utilizing cryptocurrencies to generate revenue for the Kim regime, which ranges from mining to ransomware and outright theft.

Russia's top diplomat has warned about the massive loss of life and humanitarian crisis that would occur if the US took military action against nuclear-armed North Korea.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has previously referred to Pyongyang's use of chemical weapons. Despite a retaliatory US strike ordered by Trump in 2017, worldwide reaction has been largely confined to diplomatic hand-wringing. The United Nations has not publicly commented on the findings.

Several US officials have downplayed previous suggestions that the administration is considering the use of a so-called "bloody-nose strike" - a military option that would be significant enough to force North Korea to question its nuclear ambitions but limited in scale as to avoid retaliation. It also agreed to for destroying its chemical weapons via the.

Similarly, the Security Council resolutions condemning the Syria after its August 2013 chemical-weapons attacks on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. If the report is accurate, she said, "it would represent an ominous marker of how far the crimes and violations committed by the Syrian government have eroded respect for long-established prohibitions".