US President Donald Trump, has praised the UN Security Council for imposing tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to ballistic missile tests.
In a tweet, Mr Trump said, the vote proved the world wants peace, not death. The US-drafted resolution includes measures to slash North Korea’s petrol imports by up to 90 percent. China and Russia, Pyongyang’s main trading partners, voted in favour of the resolution.
North Korea is already subject to a raft of sanctions from the US, the UN and the EU.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said, the latest measures against North Korea were a vital step towards curbing its nuclear weapons programme. The Chinese foreign ministry described the situation on the peninsula as complex and sensitive. It called on all sides to exercise restraint and make active efforts to ease tensions.
The UN Security Council last night slapped new sanctions on North Korea that will restrict oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes. The council unanimously adopted the resolution that also orders the repatriation of North Korean workers abroad and earning revenue for Kim Jong-Un’s regime.>