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北朝鮮商人、預金移す 凍結恐れ？中国銀から 安保理制裁決議の採択後
- 中国が北朝鮮の核実験に対する実質的な制裁に入った。 北朝鮮行き船舶の制限のほか、北朝鮮関連インフラ工事も全面的に中断された。
吉林省琿春の対北朝鮮消息筋もこの日、「北朝鮮の羅津・先鋒（羅先）特区に電気を供給するために進行中だった送電塔関連工事が最近中断された」と確認した。 北朝鮮の張成沢（チャン・ソンテク）国防委員会副委員長は昨年８月、中国を訪問し、羅先・黄金坪特区に対する中国の支援を要請、中国は琿春を通じて羅先特区に電気を供給することで合意した。 その後、中国側は送電塔建設工事のための地質調査など基本設計を昨年末に終え、最近は実施設計を進めていた。 この消息筋は「実施設計が終わってこそ工事に入るが、北朝鮮の核実験後は設計関連人材が仕事をしていない。最近は現場にも姿を見せていない」と伝えた。
また、羅先特区の海産物の輸入も核実験後に全面中断されたと明らかにした。 羅先特区が核実験場所の咸境北道吉州郡豊渓里から近く、海産物の放射能汚染が懸念されるというのが中国当局の説明だ。 しかし実際は核実験に対する対北朝鮮制裁措置と分析されている。 琿春には羅先特区の海産物を輸入する中国業者が１０カ所ほどあるが、現在すべて休業中だ。
●Obama: China 'recalculating' on North Korea
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said there were signs that China was recalculating his policy towards North Korea out of frustration at leader Kim Jong-Un's nuclear brinkmanship.
In an interview with ABC News aired Wednesday, Obama said that the latest alarming threats from Pyongyang following its third nuclear test were also not necessarily more dangerous than others in its long history of belligerence.
The US leader said that it was "promising" that China, which had historically tolerated "misbehavior" by the North Koreans because it was worried about regime collapse, was changing its thinking.
"You're starting to see them recalculate and say, 'You know what? This is starting to get out of hand'," Obama said, although he did not give examples of a modified attitude from Beijing.
"And, so, we may slowly be in a position where we're able to force a recalculation on the part of North Koreans."
Obama also said that North Korea's latest behaviour was not "necessarily" an alarming evolution in its behaviour from its previous provocations towards the United States and its Asian allies.
"They've all been serious. Because when you're talking about a regime that is oppressive towards its people, is belligerent, has shown itself to sometimes miscalculate and do things that are very dangerous - that's always a problem."
He said that under his administration, the United States had improved its missile defences even as Pyongyang had advanced its missile technology, and pointed out that its nuclear arsenal pre-dated his administration.
The president also called on Pyongyang to take some confidence building measures to break the cycle of confrontation, which would prompt the United States and other players in the frozen six-party talks to respond.
"They could start by ending nuclear testing. They could start by ending some of this missile testing. There are a whole battery of confidence-building measures that they could engage in."
"One thing we've tried to do is to make sure that we're not going to reward bad behaviour.
"There previously have been patterns where, you know, they bang the spoon on the table and then suddenly they get food aid, or they get other concessions.
"Then they come back to the table and negotiate a little bit, and then if they get bored they start - provocative actions again. We've broken that pattern."
North Korea earlier confirmed it had shredded the 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War, and warned that the next step was an act of "merciless" military retaliation against its enemies.
A lengthy statement by the North's armed forces ministry added to the tide of dire threats flowing from Pyongyang in recent days that have raised military tensions on the Korean peninsula to their highest level for years.
The North has also threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the United States and South Korea in response to fresh UN sanctions adopted after the North carried out its third nuclear test in February.