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美国会打击朝鲜吗?

北京—特朗普正在对朝鲜失去耐心。最近,他用罕见于美国总统的激烈言辞警告说,如果平壤再次威胁打击美国,美国将回应以“地球前所未见的火与怒。”不管特朗普决定采取什么行动,他都必须认识到,这些行动所牵涉到的利益——不仅仅是对朝鲜半岛,也包括美国和中国的关系——是非常巨大的。

上个月,朝鲜进行了两次洲际弹道导弹试射,以证明它有能力袭击美国本土。美国国防情报局(Defense Intelligence Agency)认为朝鲜很可能已经开发出了可以用这种导弹携带的小型化核弹头。约翰斯·霍普金斯大学的专家们则预测朝鲜随时都可能进行第六次核试验。

目前,联合国安理会已经一致通过了迄今为止针对朝鲜的最严厉的制裁,以期迫使该国放弃核武器计划。制裁决议禁止朝鲜出口煤炭、钢铁、铁矿石、铅、铅矿石和海鲜,这些商品占了朝鲜原本就少得可怜(每年30亿美元)的出口量的三分之一。决议还禁止各国向朝鲜海外工人签发新许可。朝鲜海外工人据疑用他们的工资来为核计划和导弹计划提供资金。

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