Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Marco Rubio Wants to Crack Down on Businesses Helping North Korea

Marco Rubio Wants to Crack Down on Businesses Helping North Korea

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) spoke on the House floor today about the serious threat North Korea poses to our nation.

Friday's threat by North Korea comes amid increased tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, with US President Donald Trump repeatedly vowing to put an end to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un exports tens of thousands of his subjects to Russian Federation where they are put to work in slave-like conditions and have their wages garnished to fund his government, according to a Korean human rights group.

Analysts say North Korea needs to conduct another atomic test explosion to ideal a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. On July 4, Pyongyang test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. 4. "Trade related to DPRK people's livelihood, especially those that reflect humanitarianism should not be influenced by the sanctions", Mr Huang said.

"The North Korean government maintains strict controls over their workers' profits, in some cases probably taking 90 percent of their wages", said Scott Synder, a director of the Program on U.S. -Korea Policy at the Council of Foreign Relations.

The report, published in 2013, said: "The Republic of Korea Ministry of Defence asserts that 'the North may also dare to launch a secret attack in the rear through its SOF troops armed with biological weapons'".

"Even in the late 80s, we had some information obtained from Soviet intelligence service that North Korea was developing biological weapons, involving anthrax, plague, smallpox and several others". Nonetheless, the North's new weapon represents a serious national security threat for the U.S.

Clearly, acceptance of a nuclear-armed North Korea, with the capacity to strike against USA cities, is an unacceptable outcome, because Kim Jong-un's rationality is in doubt, and his glee at the prospect of vaporizing American cities and their inhabitants is palpable. The North's paranoid leader, Mr Kim Jong Un, has perfected the art of worldwide blackmail, having learnt from his father and grandfather that the major powers will always follow their own individual interests and refuse to collaborate unless doing so meets those interests. The relationship accounts for the vast majority of North Korea's total trade volume - more than 90 percent, according to one recent report. The dynamic economies and pacifism of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan were taken for granted by China as easy targets for coercion and blackmail. Responding last Wednesday to earlier figures showing a first-quarter boost in trade between China and North Korea, he tweeted: "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!" Among the more economically developed countries, the preference is for increasing economic sanctions. It also seeks to blacklist the top 10 Chinese importers of North Korean items. The Chinese know the United States actually could do a great deal by offering bilateral talks with North Korea and suggesting a peace treaty to bring the Korean War to an end once and for all which is the real goal of North Korea.

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