The United States criticized countries that are trading with North Korea, and said North Korea’s leader is “begging for war” with his repeated provocations.
In a speech at the United Nations, Nikki Haley – the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., said the Security Council must have the “strongest possible” response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test.
Added Haley, “War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited. We will defend our allies and our territory. The United States will look at every country that does business with North Korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions.”
Video: Nikki Haley at the U.N.
China’s ambassador to the U.N. Liu Jieyi responded, saying, “China will never allow chaos and war on the (Korean) Peninsula.”
However, China is facing increasing criticism, as many of their biggest banks are closely connected to North Korea, and their trade with the regime single handedly props up the brutal communist state.
Destroy North Korea’s economy by targeting China: Gordon Chang
In a recent article, Gordon Chang – one of the most respected minds in the world when it comes to North Korea and China – suggested targeting China’s banks in order to get them to support an embargo of North Korea.
— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) September 3, 2017
In the article, Chang says the United States and U.S. allies should demand a full embargo of North Korea, and if China does not go along with such a demand – go after China’s banks for laundering money for North Korea. The U.S. could impose restrictions on those banks banning them from using U.S. Dollars in transactions – which would bring those banks down.
China has gotten by with shockingly little criticism, considering the fact that North Korea’s regime could not survive without the support of China’s government.