UN Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea

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The UN Security Council has imposed new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3, detonating a powerful nuclear device that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be miniaturised and loaded on a long-range missile capable of reaching the mainland United States. The sanctions voted upon on Monday include limitations on imports of crude oil and oil products, a ban on textile exports and a ban on new visas for North Korean overseas workers.

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “We don’t take pleasure in further strengthening sanctions today. We are not looking for war”. “If North Korea continues its dangerous path, we will continue with further pressure. The choice is theirs”, she added.

Responding to the UN resolution, ¬† North Korea’s Ambassador to the UN, Han Tae Song, ¬†said “The forthcoming measures by DPRK [the Democratic Republic of Korea] will make the US suffer the greatest pain it has ever experienced in its history.”