deemed “watered-down” by whom and based on what rationale…

…And they are deemed “watered-down” by whom and based on what rationale…

UN adopts watered-down sanctions on North Korea

 

The sanctions are a compromise for the White House, which originally called for harsher measures but faced opposition from Russia and China.North Korea has been slapped with a new round of sanctions unanimously approved by the United Nations Security Council following its Sept. 3 test of a thermonuclear device.The new measures ban the country’s textile imports, prohibit all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean nationals and cap imports of crude oil to the country.The sanctions, …
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China warns Trump: “we will back North Korea if the US strikes first”

All day Saturday, South Korea braced for a possible new missile test by North Korea as the provocative northern neighbor marked its founding anniversary, just days after its sixth and largest nuclear test rattled global financial markets and further escalated tensions in the region. Throughout the week, South Korean officials warned the North could launch another intercontinental ballistic missile, in defiance of U.N. sanctions and to further provoke the US. As Reuters reports, Pyongyang marks its founding …
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