The United States is preparing new sanctions against the Chinese companies associated with North Korea. About it reports Reuters with reference to sources in the American administration.
First, according to interlocutors of Agency, the restrictive measures will affect small financial institutions and companies related to nuclear and missile program of the DPRK. Major Chinese banks, at least at first, from under action of restrictive measures will be withdrawn.
The rigidity of the sanctions and the timing of their implementation will depend on how aggressively Beijing will demand that Pyongyang stop missile tests and nuclear weapons. The US President Donald trump, according to sources, is losing patience with the sluggishness of the Chinese authorities. Because of it, China could face economic pressure from Washington, which was not yet under the current head of the White house, Reuters reports.
The official representative of the presidential administration refused to comment.
On 11 July, the Chinese government stated that it did not play a key role in solving the North Korean problem. “Those who exaggerates and emphasizes the responsibility of China in solving the nuclear issue of the [Korean] Peninsula or do not have a complete and accurate understanding of it, or are guided by their own ulterior motives,” said foreign Ministry spokesman China Geng Shuang. According to him, in the heart of the crisis lie in contradictions between the DPRK and the United States.
In the middle of June it was reported that Washington reserves the right to impose sanctions against Chinese citizens and Chinese companies that allegedly assisted North Korea in nuclear development.