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让对朝经济制裁真正奏效

发自剑桥——上周,朝鲜金正恩政权向日本北海道北部海域发射了一枚弹道导弹——也是不到三周时间内飞越日本上空的第二次发射行动——并将其作为对联合国严厉制裁的粗暴回绝。但这远远不能表明制裁无效,而是金正恩的举动显示这些制裁还不够强硬。

最新制裁内容包括限制石油进口,禁止纺织品出口,并惩罚指定的朝鲜政府实体。鉴于金正恩对此作出的回应,应该进一步加强制裁,停止与朝鲜的所有贸易,包括停止所有燃料进口。

朝鲜是世界上最为孤立的国家之一。这个孤岛状态虽然是对长期受苦受难的朝鲜人民的诅咒,而是制裁战略的一个优势,因为只需要一个国家出手就可以收到成果:中国。

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