Discussion: UN Approves New N. Korea Sanctions, Not As Tough As Trump Admin Sought

a complete ban could have crippled North Korea’s economy.

NK has an economy?

The Russian ambassador says, “We’re convinced that diverting the gathering menace from the Korean Peninsula could be done not through further and further sanctions, but by political means,”

What political means are available? As far as I can tell, Russia can’t influence NK’s elections.

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WaPo has a piece this morning about how Russian smugglers will probably be able to circumvent most of the sanctions.

I just have a feeling that the sanctions are going to be a big bust.