UN Could Ban Luxury Goods to North Korea
A South Korean official says the United Nations may consider new actions against North Korea if the country fires a long-range missile. He said the possible actions include expanding a ban on the export of luxury goods and strategic materials to North Korea.
North Korea has recently made threats that suggest a possible rocket launch and nuclear test. North Korea said it could launch a long-range rocket to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the ruling Workers Party on October 10th. The country is also expected to show off its military in a huge parade.
Oh Joon is South Korea's ambassador to the United Nations. He warned that North Korea's action would lead to discussion by the U.N. Security Council of possible sanctions against the country.
"The existing measure bans the export of some luxury items and strategic materials to North Korea. The scope of the sanctions could be expanded," he told VOA.
A 2013 Security Council resolution barred the movement of luxury goods into North Korea. The banned products included high-priced automobiles, racing cars and some pieces of jewelry. The measure also banned the transfer of any items that could help North Korea develop missiles or nuclear weapons.
Mr. Oh's comments suggest that additional sanctions are likely to target North Korea's rich and powerful rulers.
Late last month, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said sanctions against North Korea "seek to impose consequences on the DPRK regime, not on the North Korean people."
This week, North Korea's ambassador to Britain dismissed international criticism of his country's plan to launch a rocket. He called it "the legitimate right of a sovereign state to develop a space program."
U.N. Security Council resolutions ban North Korea from conducting any launches using ballistic missile technology.
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1.North Korea has recently made threats that suggest a possible rocket launch and nuclear test. North Korea said it could launch a long-range rocket to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the ruling Workers Party on October 10th. The country is also expected to show off its military in a huge parade.
show off 炫耀；卖弄
His show off only serves to show up his ignorance.
Although he wants to make a hit, I think he hasn't got much to show off.
虽然他想大出风头, 不过我以为他没有什么可炫耀的 。
2.Late last month, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said sanctions against North Korea "seek to impose consequences on the DPRK regime, not on the North Korean people."
seek to 追求；力争；力图
That country would soon seek to end its self-imposed diplomatic isolation.
Always on the look-out for a simplification, we naturally seek to know more about this.
一名韩国官员表示，如果朝鲜发射远程导弹，联合国可能会考虑对其采取新的抵制措施 。他表示，可能采取的措施包括实施出口朝鲜奢侈品以及战略物资的禁令 。
朝鲜最近提出可能进行火箭发射和核试验对国际社会造成了威胁 。朝鲜表示，为纪念执政的劳动党成立70周年，可能会在10月10日发射远程火箭 。预计该国还会在一场盛大游行中展示其军事实力 。
吴浚是韩国驻联合国大使 。他警告说，朝鲜的这种行为将会引起联合国安理会讨论对其进行制裁 。
吴浚在接受美国之音记者采访时表示，“现有的制裁是禁止出口一些奢侈品和战略物资到朝鲜 。然而该制裁的范围可能会扩大 。”
2013年出台的一项安理会决议禁止向朝鲜出口奢侈品 。违禁品包括高价位的汽车、赛车以及一些珠宝首饰 。此外，该禁令还规定禁止向朝鲜转让任何有助于该国发展导弹及核武器的项目 。
本周，朝鲜驻英国大使对国际社会针对该国发射火箭这一行为的批评进行反驳 。他称这是一个主权国家发展太空项目的合法权利 。