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WashPost: Sanctions on North Korea Not Enough

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By    |   Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 10:35 AM

The United Nations has placed sanctions against North Korea, but those sanctions will not be enough to put the country's regime in check, according to The Washington Post's editorial board.

"Going beyond alarm to effective action has long been the hard part and is not getting any easier," the board wrote.

The sanctions, which were voted in unanimously by the 15-member UN Security Council, will take time to work and may have little effect, the board wrote, pointing to a study by the Royal United Services Institute.

Andrea Berger, the writer of the institute study, said sanctions against North Korea are "fiction in practice." Berger said that North Korea uses "illicit" networks to get supplies, and private sector companies can get around the restrictions.

"The bellicose North Korean leader" Kim Jong-un has not been moved by sanctions, according to the board.

President Donald Trump appears to understand North Korea's threat, but the actions he plans to take are unclear.

"This is the kind of security problem that requires deft diplomacy and alliance-building — not the forte of this administration, at least so far," the board wrote.

North Korea on Monday threatened to retaliate a "thousand-fold" against the United States over the UN sanctions.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said that Washington would be willing to talk to North Korea if the regime stopped testing missile launches.

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