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Monday, 11 September 2017 19:39

U.N. Security Council votes to step up sanctions on North Korea

Written by  Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.

It was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member council since 2006 over North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. The United States watered down an initial tougher draft resolution to win the support of Pyongyang ally China and Russia.

A week ago, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for the “strongest possible” sanctions on North Korea and had sought an oil embargo on Pyongyang.

On Monday, Haley said the United States was not looking for war with North Korea and that Pyongyang had “not yet passed the point of no return.”

“If it agrees to stop its nuclear program, it can reclaim its future. If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it,” she told the Security Council after the council adopted the new sanctions.

Haley added that the latest resolution “would not have happened” without the strong relationship that had developed between U.S.

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Feel that shaking, the U.N. has that fruitcake with the bowl cut hair shaking in his boots...
Opps my bad it was only some work clothes got balled up in the washing machine.
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