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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Unilaterally imposed US sanctions on other countries are flagrantly illegal. Yet the weak-kneed world community does nothing to contest them. Nor does it challenge US wars of aggression, letting Washington get away with mass murder time and again. 

Unilaterally imposed sanctions are undeclared political and economic weapons of war, risking far more serious consequences.

They added proof that America is a pariah state, its agenda hostile to everyone it doesn’t control, an unparalleled menace to world peace and stability – US-style Nazism with nukes, ICBMs, and other super-weapons.

On Wednesday, Trump’s Treasury Department announced illegal sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies for allegedly breaking the economic embargo on North Korea by shipping alcohol and cigarettes to the country.

Named were Russia’s Profinet Company and its general manager Vasily Kolchanov for allegedly providing port services to sanctioned North Korean vessels in three eastern Russian Federation cities. 

China’s Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. and its Singapore-based affiliate, SINSMS Pte. were also illegally sanctioned.

On August 15, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he’ll “continue to implement existing sanctions on North Korea, and will take action to block and designate companies, ports, and vessels that facilitate illicit shipments and provide revenue streams to the DPRK,” adding:

Russia and China are “attempt(ing) to evade sanctions that are prohibited under US law,” suggesting tougher measures to follow, along with no letup in Trump regime hostility toward North Korea – flagrantly violating the letter and spirit of principles agreed on by Kim Jong-un and Trump during June summit talks.

Russia and China shamefully went along with Washington’s sanctions war on the DPRK – a nation threatening no others throughout its post-WW II history, supporting peace, not war, acting only in self-defense when attacked aggressively in the 1950s.

Sanctions on North Korea should be rescinded. If Washington fails to agree, world community nations should establish normalized relations with the DPRK, leaving America isolated – a long overdue slapdown.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.