UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in watered-down version of initial resolution.

The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]
The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its sixth and largest nuclear test.

With backing from China and Russia, the council voted 15-0 on Monday to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.

The resolution is a watered-down version of the original US proposal. Continue reading “UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea”

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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’

al jazeera Aug. 7, 2017

Punishing measures are in ‘violent violation’ of North’s sovereignty, Pyongyang says, as it rejects offers of talks.

North Korea has been conducting nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite warnings [Reuters]

North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.

North Korea on Monday condemned the sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the US.

The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency, adding it would take “righteous action” in return.

China backs UN sanctions on North Korea as ASEAN summit held

“We will not put our self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table” while it faced threats from Washington, it said, “and will never take a single step back from strengthening our nuclear might”.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday a US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports from North Korea worth more than $1bn.

The triggering event late July, North Korea’s latest test of ballistic missiles, had the international community and experts concerned. Along with the North Korean government, they say the missiles can reach different parts of the US.

Top diplomats meet in Manila

Meanwhile, several Asian foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, are currently gathered in the Philippine capital, Manila, for an ASEAN regional summit. Continue reading “North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’”

UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

AL JAZREEZA Aug. 6, 2017

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.

The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn. Continue reading “UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions”

US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang

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Fresh UN sanctions come amid ASEAN meeting, where Chinese minister is urging North Korean official to abide by measures.

The United States, China, Japan and South Korea have all welcomed tough new UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday praised the approval of new UN sanctions agreed a day earlier, calling the move a “very good outcome.” Continue reading “US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang”