UN Resolution 1718

About: Security Council puts sanctions on DPRK: full text


There is a contradiction built into the context of this agreement.  In China's comments in agreeing they contradict the text of the agreement.

source: comments by WANG GUANGYA ( China)
At the same time, China did not approve of the practice of inspecting cargo to and from the DPRK, and he had reservations about related provisions of the resolution.   China strongly urged the countries concerned to adopt a prudent and responsible attitude in that regard, and refrain from taking any provocative steps that could intensify the tension.

Yet the text of the agreement reads ...

source: article paragraph (8f)
 in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of this paragraph, and thereby preventing illicit trafficking in nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, their means of delivery and related materials, all Member States are called upon to take, in accordance with their national authorities and legislation, and consistent with international law, cooperative action including through inspection of cargo to and from the DPRK, as necessary;

One can see how the text has been carefully worded to allow China to legalistically skirt this contradiction.  But I think it is clear that the states of the region should  not be relying on China to put any bite in these sanctions.  Apparently, for whatever reason, China is not concerned enough about DPKR's nuclear proliferation to take and practical steps to end it.

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  2. un 1818
  3. korea
  4. china
  5. nuke
  6. nuclear proliferation
  7. nuke test
  8. nukes

Comments


Seth says
source: China inspects North Korean cargo
China _ under intense pressure to enforce new U.N. sanctions _ inspected cargo trucks bound for its communist ally and stepped up construction of a border fence.
So who knows, perhaps the sanctions will bite.  Then we need to watch to see how DPKR reacts to them. 

Seth says
... which, of course, is the desired solution.


Seth says
This is the frist article i've seen that has a pro DPRK spin url http://www.centralchronicle.com/20061024/2410301.htm... we don't see many of those.

Seth says
This article is pretty close to sheer inunendo, speculation, and putting words in people's mouth's ... however i tend to believe it, i'm sorry to say ...
source: think progress Bush Officials Were

Seth says
How Good does it Fee 2006-10-23 14:12:54 4677
... to spread a lie knowing that you are doing it - how good does it feel to be a megaphone for crap ?
Normally i do not allow comments on my blog which are directed to disrespecting me and not directed to the substance of the matter at hand.  However in this one case i will answer this one.  There is no evidance that this report is a lie, either Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post has a credible souce for his statement that "some senior officials even said they were quietly rooting for a test, believing that would finally clarify the debate within the administration." or he did not.  If he did not, then Kessler is telling a lie and he should be diciplined for that by the Washington Post (and probably would be).  However, me thinks that you, My How Good does it Feel,  have no special knowledge about that whasoever.  If you do than please present it. 

Now Joe Cirincione's spin on the assumed facts of the matter is a different question.  I labeled his spin " pretty close to sheer inunendo, speculation, and putting words in people's mouth's" to be charatable.  I would not have repeated it, had i not have suspected the same thing when i originally read Kessler's article. 

Mark de LA says
Here is the follow up Feb. 2007


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