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Neg North Korea DA North Korea is beginning to back down as a result of recent U.N. sanctions, which has resulted in the seizing of cargo in Bangkok in December. Kim, Jack. Estimates suggest the North earns more than $1 billion annually through arms sales, which provides funding for the nuclear program in a state with a $17 billion economy that struggles to feed its people. "This is a tremendous setback to North Korea's very critical source of revenue because of how potential customers of arms are now going to look at it" said Baek Seung-joo of the Korea Institute of Defense Analyses (KIDA) in Seoul. Fresh U.N. sanctions to punish the North for its nuclear test in May have put the squeeze on Pyongyang by making it more costly for the reclusive state to dodge an international dragnet when it sells arms, while increasing the risks for its customers. News of the seizure of the cargo in Bangkok this week was first met with concern that it could
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