N Korea hit with new United Nations sanctions over nuclear test

China and Russia both share the view that Kim Jong-un won’t give up North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme without security guarantees

China and Russia both share the view that Kim Jong-un won’t give up North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme without security guarantees

The U.S. called for a United Nations Security Council vote Monday to impose new sanctions on North Korea.

Merkel also welcomed Russia's proposal of deploying United Nations peacekeepers to address the Ukraine crisis, but stressed that the proposed mandate needed to be expanded, Seibert said. "We are not looking for war", assured the us ambassador to the un, Nikki Haley, who had last week assured that Pyongyang " did not ask it ". "And today the Security Council is saying that if the North Korean regime does not halt its nuclear program, we will act to stop it ourselves".

The United States had sought much stronger sanctions, including a complete oil embargo, an asset freeze on leader Kim Jong Un, and authorization to use military force if necessary to interdict ships suspected of smuggling banned items.

The new sanctions ban 90 percent of North Korea's publicly-reported exports and cap the amount of oil the country is able to import, according to a us official familiar with the negotiations.

Some 93,000 North Koreans work overseas, providing Kim's regime with a source of revenue to develop its missile and nuclear programs, according to a USA official familiar with the negotiations.

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The minister added that Iran is at the top of the list of states suspected of providing North Korea with some kind of aid. The tests began ratcheting up over the summer, as did Trump's rhetoric against the country.

The North's Foreign Ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at "completely suffocating its state and people through full-scale economic blockade".

It was the eighth series of sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.

North Korea risks new sanctions after testing hydrogen bombs. He urged Pyongyang to take "concrete action" toward denuclearization.

An article carried on the front page of the People's Daily, the official paper of China's ruling Communist Party, said the Korean peninsula had reached the "moment of choice" where the United States and North Korea must break from the cycle of nuclear tests and sanctions. He cited Trump's warning last month of "fire and fury" against the North if it makes more threats, and his "shaming" of allies through tweets, which he said undermined USA credibility.

The pipeline, also called the Friendship Oil Pipeline, runs for more than 30 km from storage facilities in the Chinese border city of Dandong to an oil depot in Sinuiju in North Korea.

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The UN noted that the new sanctions include, limits on imports of crude oil and oil products.

That would amount to a 10 percent cut in oil products, according to the US Energy Information Administration, which estimates annual exports to North Korea at almost 2.2 million barrels.

South Korea's national security office predicted that the new sanctions, in conjunction with existing bans on coal, mineral and seafood exports, would cut North Korea's annual export revenue by over 90 per cent. Experts estimated that this can translate to export earnings of up to US$1.3 billion (S$1.75 billion).

But analysts were sceptical about their impact.

North Korea's latest nuclear test probably had a yield of 250 kilotons, a U.S. monitoring group said today - much higher than official estimates.

North Korea Threatens Unprecedented Suffering in Response to New UN Sanctions
More than 90 percent of North Korea's publicly reported 2016 exports were banned now under these new measures . Due to opposition, a proposed asset freeze and a complete travel ban on dictator Kim Jong-un were dropped.

The reduction in oil sales to North Korea isn't expected to change Kim's calculus. "That is not acceptable", she said.

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