UN Security Council approves new sanctions against North Korea

UN Security Council Set To Vote On New Sanctions Against North Korea

UN Security Council Set To Vote On New Sanctions Against North Korea

After the United Nations slapped fresh sanctions on North Korea, following its sixth and most risky nuclear test - now North Korea has threatened the US with the "greatest pain" it has ever suffered.

Instead, the resolution caps refined oil imports at 2 million barrels and crude oil imports at their current levels. An analysis of commercial satellite imagery showed more activity near the site, suggesting North Korea could be preparing more nuclear tests, according to 38 North website. "If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it", she told the UN Security Council after the adoption of new sanctions. Haley praised the "strong relationship" between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping for enabling the resolution's adoption.

North Korea's reaction came a day after the 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution toughening sanctions against it over what it has described as a successful test of a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

UN Security Council Approves New North Korea Sanctions
Under the deal, Iran agreed to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Together, the caps are likely to slash about 30 percent of North Korea's total oil imports.

After UN Security Council passed a resolution approving tougher sanctions on North Korea, the rogue state directed its anger towards the United States and said that it would cause the "greatest pain" to the United States.

Following the vote, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley portrayed North Korea as increasingly isolated.

Washington had initially proposed a complete oil embargo on North Korea and freezing leader Kim Jong-Un's assets.

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Both China had Russia had expressed reservations about imposing further sanctions, with Russian President Vladimir Putin saying last week that he doubted they would prompt Pyongyang to back off its nuclear program. In a statement released after the sanctions were imposed, North Korea's foreign ministry iussued a statement saying that North Korea is closely watching United States.

Peru normalized ties with North Korea in November 1988, and a Pyongyang trade representative represents the regime, according to Yonhap.

"The forthcoming measures to be taken by [North Korea] will cause the USA the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history", North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The sanctions follow a series of North Korean missile tests in recent months, culminating in an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared to bring much of the USA mainland into range. Kim threw a banquet over the weekend to reward the scientists and engineers behind the September 3 test, which North Korea said was a hydrogen bomb.

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He also thanked the prime minister for Australia's co-operation regarding efforts to ensure tougher sanctions through the UNSC resolution.

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