Yet another demonstration of Kim Jong-un’s strength to his people: prohibiting parties to ‘heal’ the economic imbalance.
The North Korean dictator is trying to remedy the economic imbalance caused by the sanctions imposed by the United Nations. Sanctions that are beginning to prove negatively affect the country’s economy. For this reason, Kim-Jong-un offered his people yet another show of strength targeting this time the real fun: prohibiting traditional festivals based on alcohol and indigenous songs, the last leisure left to the North Koreans.
In fact, South Korea has told the press that Pyongyang has forbidden any kind of meeting related to drinking and entertainment, deciding to further strengthen the control of external information. The umpteenth demonstration of the strength of the dictator comes just 4 months after the cancellation of the famous North Korean festival: the Pyongyang Beer Festival.
There was, in fact, no official information regarding the cancellation of the event but, according to some internal sources, the festival was canceled due to possible drought risk.
Kim Jong-Un VS Donald Trump: Kim Jong-Un did not take the new sanctions imposed on his country well by the UN Security Council and said he wanted to further develop and expand Pyongyang’s military potential and self-defense capabilities.
Moreover, it is precisely the foreign ministry spokesman who reported the affirmations of the Asian leader who, for the moment, only limited himself to rejecting and criticizing the further sanctions approved last Friday by the United Nations.
What are the new sanctions? The new sanctions approved also thanks to the vote of the two historical allies of North Korea, China, and Russia after the Pyongyang missile tests of last November 29, do nothing more than fully hit the center of the economy of the communist regime.
In fact, 90% of the imported oil products are expected to be blocked and a maximum of 500 thousand barrels per year is granted; imposition that has already, in recent months, further increased poverty in the country. Moreover, all the North Korean workers will be expelled from the United Nations Member States from the various countries in which they are located within and not beyond the next 24 months. In this way, eliminating all the finances and sources of precious gains that North Koreans sent and still send to the regime and to the coffers of the state.
The spokesman for the foreign ministry, said that Pyongyang never had relations with terrorism and the country is not interested, therefore, if the United States decided to re-enter North Korea into their Black-List, what is certain, he continued, is that the US is continuing to severely violate the rights and dignity of the North Korean people, trying to increase the pressure on Kim Jong-Un for the negotiating table.
The US will simply have to take responsibility for continuing to cause non-stop North Korea, the spokesman concluded. However, according to experts, Pyongyang’s return to the blacklist of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism has very dangerous practical effects: it could even make it impossible for a diplomatic resolution to abandon its nuclear programs by the central government.
China, No To Unilateral Sanctions: Meanwhile, China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said the state was opposed to unilateral sanctions developed by the US Treasury against 13 individuals or companies, including 4 Chinese and 9 from Korea North, aimed at pushing Kim Jong-Un to abandon nuclear power permanently.
China is committed to enforcing the sanctions imposed by the UN, but firmly opposes any measure based on local laws aimed at striking entities linked to the state.
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