UNSC Resolution 2397: What it means for North Korea
New measures are both "immediately harsh" and position UNSC for strict follow-on sanctions
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday agreed on Resolution 2397. The resolution is notable in that it is both immediately harsh and positions the UNSC for a very strict set of follow-on sanctions. 2397 caps DPRK fuel imports, sets up the fuel cap regime for harsher measures down the line, terminates DPRK labor exports abroad over 2 years, expands the list of sanctioned DPRK trade, and expands maritime interdiction powers.
The biggest takeaways, however, is that the PRC and Russia have begun to move on fuel caps and DPRK labor exports.
There is still significant wiggle
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