Are UN Security Council sanctions enough to end North Korea’s nuclear ambitions?
A “clear and present danger” – that’s what the U. S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis says about North Korea.
Pyongyang has carried out a number of missile tests this year putting the region on edge.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to sanction 14 North Korean individuals and 4 entities.
China, which defended Pyongyang in the past, has sided with the other members to pass these measures.
But what will it take to deter North Korea’s nuclear ambitions?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Einar Tangen – Political and Economic Affairs Commentator
Aidan Foster Carter – Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds University
Jim Walsh – International Security Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Source: Al Jazeera News