Japan, Australia impose new sanctions on N. Korea

September 19, 2006 16:10


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Japan and Australia on Tuesday slapped fresh sanctions on North Korea, triggering protests from China that the move would further fuel the standoff over Pyongyang's weapons programs. The sanctions, which comply with a UN Security Council resolution that denounced North Korea's test firing of long-range missiles in July, ban fund transfers and remittances to 11 Pyongyang-based trading companies accused of bankrolling the country's weapons arsenal. They took effect immediately. "We have repeatedly used dialogue and pressure ... to achieve a peaceful resolution, but North Korea has not responded," Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said late Tuesday. Australia's Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said earlier Tuesday the sanctions were consistent with the country's "strong international stand against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction." The coordinated effort is meant to pressure North Korea to return to the six-party talks on its nuclear ambitions, which have stalled since November 2005.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Yukiya Amano
July 17, 2019
U.N. nuclear watchdog's chief plans to step down early -diplomats


Cookie Settings