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UN Okays Fresh Sanctions On North Korea | The Precision

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The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea — a move that comes just one week after the rogue nation carried out its sixth and largest nuclear test.

The resolution is designed to accomplish six major goals: cap North
Korea’s oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas
laborer contracts, suppress smuggling efforts, stop joint ventures with
other nations and sanction designated North Korean government entities,
according to a US official familiar with negotiations.
“These are by far the strongest measures ever imposed on North
Korea,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said following the vote.
“They give us a much better chance to halt the regime’s ability to fuel
and finance its nuclear and missile programs, but we all know these
steps only work if all nations implement them completely and
aggressively.”
The US first circulated a draft resolution that called for a full ban
on exports of oil to North Korea and an asset freeze on leader Kim Jong
Un, the Worker’s Party and the government of North Korea.
But later, the US put forward another draft that removed the full oil
embargo, asset freeze, travel ban for Kim and softened the language on
foreign workers and other issues.
Ahead of the vote, North Korea warned the United States that it would pay a “due price” if harsh sanctions were passed by the Security Council.
Source: CNN

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