USA lawmakers want supercharged response to North Korea nuclear tests

USA lawmakers want supercharged response to North Korea nuclear tests

"We need to use every ounce of leverage ... to put maximum pressure on this rogue regime", the Republican congressman told a hearing on North Korea.

Moreover, it remained wholly unclear whether the additional penalties would persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. It came just one month after the Security Council made a decision to ban exports of coal, lead and seafood in response to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in late July that experts believe puts a large chunk of the United States - including Chicago and Los Angeles - within range of Pyongyang's ever-improving weapons systems.

Asked if Trump was considering other actions, including cutting off Chinese banks from the US financial system, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said: "All options are on the table". The resolution seeks to cut imports of refined petroleum products to 2 million barrels a year, ban textile exports and give countries the ability to freeze assets of cargo ships whose operators don't agree to inspections on the high seas.

Rarely does a government announce a strategy to assassinate a head of state, but South Korea wants to keep the North on edge and nervous about the consequences of further developing its nuclear arsenal.

The new measures target major goods that North Korea buys and sells, but they don't go as far as the USA wanted.

"North Korea economic warfare works", Mnuchin said. "It remains on the table at the Security Council and we will insist on it being considered".

Russian Federation had condemned the idea of tightening sanctions on North Korea without any political push to resolve the crisis.

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Last week, US President Donald Trump agreed to lift payload limits under a decades-old treaty, allowing South Korea to build more powerful ballistic missiles.

North Korean actors used "spearphishing" attacks targeting the personal email accounts of employees at digital currency exchanges, FireEye said in its report published Monday.

The two nations set out what they called "four nos."

It said damage to the mountainous terrain at the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site seen in satellite imagery taken after the latest explosion was more extensive than anything seen after the five previous tests.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets scientists and technicians in the field of researches into nuclear weapons in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 9, 2016.

The tensions have weighed on global markets, but there was some relief on Monday among investors that North Korea refrained from conducting another missile test this past weekend to celebrate 69 years since its founding.

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