China was expected to attempt to cheat on N Korea sanctions, which they did and now the real negotiations, with the many pieces of evidence are taking place out of public view
Former CIA operative Mike Baker says that “nobody should be surprised that China may be involved in skirting the sanctions. They’ve been doing this for years and years and years,” despite their denials.
He says, “There’s plenty of evidence that they’ve been doing this over the years and this latest issue comes after the latest round of sanctions that were imposed in early December, after they launched their last ballistic missile test, at the end of November.”
Baker says, “The problem that we’re facing is what do we do now that we’ve got some photographic evidence? And this is not just one transfer.” He says the next course of action is going to be very important because we have to show that we’re serious about this. “It’s not enough to just enforce more and more sanctions unless you’re actually going to enforce them.”
He says we’re at the point of enforcing secondary sanctions against nations trading with North Korea, such as China in violation of the sanctions, and is a very important step. Baker notes there is photographic evidence of over two dozen such violations by the Chinese.
He mentions probable targets of an escalation as being Chinese financial institutions and their shipping industry, noting that it will be a very important next step, as we don’t have many options available. Baker notes that we’re seeing the public side of the very complex, multi-faceted negotiations and that China has always skirted sanctions. It would be a dangerous thing to attempt to draw a red line based upon this.
He reminds the audience, “This transfer that we’re talking about right now took place in October, the satellite photos were released in November, so there’s been a period of time where I suspect there has been a great deal of discussion inside of the administration.” He suspects the administration has “already got a game plan in place.”
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