The United States will take control of the Russian ports in Primorye because of the sanctions against the DPRK

The United States will take control of the Russian ports in Primorye because of the sanctions against the DPRK

WASHINGTON, may 4 — RIA Novosti. The US administration can take on special control of the Russian ports of Vladivostok, Nakhodka and Vanino in the context of the implementation of sanctions against the DPRK.

Such norm contains in the bill adopted on Thursday by the house of representatives of the Congress of the United States.

In accordance with the document, the President of the United States shall, within 180 days after entry into force of the law, and then annually for five years to provide to Congress a report on ports and airports, which violate UN security Council resolution against the DPRK.

“…Each report must contain specific findings on the following ports and airports: port of Nakhodka, Vanino and Vladivostok in the Russian Federation”, — stated in the text of the bill.

The document also refers to ports in China, Iran, Syria (Tartus and Latakia).

For the document in favor of the 419 members of the house, against — only one. The bill must be approved by the Senate and transmitted to the President of the country.

Expanded powers

The document is an amendment to the adopted last year act on sanctions against the DPRK. It expands the powers of the President of the United States to impose sanctions against “individuals who violate specific UN security Council resolution against the DPRK”. The Ministry of homeland security the authority for inspection of aircraft and ships in the us territory, which in the previous year were in the territory of the DPRK or which are registered in countries with “poor” control of the customs.

A ban on trade

The main purpose of the bill is to ensure control over the implementation of UN security Council resolutions, which restrict the trade of the DPRK with other countries and ban the supply to a country of weapons, aircraft, missile, nuclear and other technologies.

The document mentions the following North Korean goods in the case of purchase for the buyers will be introduced the sanction of USA: gold, Nickel, titanium, zinc, rare earth metals, coal, iron. Also prohibited the purchase of food.

Prohibits any financial transactions with the DPRK, registration and other actions with the courts of this country (to prevent their use under the flag of other countries), the supply of some fuels (other than for “humanitarian purposes”), the provision of communications services.

Prohibited and the employment of citizens of the DPRK, if it can be in favor of the government.

The document, submitted to the head of the foreign Affairs Committee of the house of Republicans ed Royce, adopted on the background of the efforts of the US administration on the settlement of the DPRK nuclear issue. In particular, the President, Donald trump is actively trying to use China to pressure the DPRK and at the same time increases military pressure on North Korea.

Tensions around the Korean Peninsula has increased notably in recent months in connection with a number of missile tests of the DPRK. The US says they did not rule out a military option against the DPRK, but will focus on the economic pressure on Pyongyang through sanctions.