New UN sanctions are 'nothing compared to what will have to happen'

New UN sanctions are 'nothing compared to what will have to happen'

New UN sanctions are 'nothing compared to what will have to happen'

A US official, familiar with the council negotiations and speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea imports some 4.5 million barrels of refined petroleum products annually and 4 million barrels of crude oil.

'We are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing, ' Haley said after the vote.

Among the provisions that were in a draft proposal, but not the final resolution were a total oil embargo and a freeze on the assets of both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the national airline.

While speaking at a disarmament conference in Geneva, Switzerland, North Korea's United Nations ambassador Han Tae-Song strongly condemned the sanctions as "vicious".

The official said that the sanctions are likely to deal a painful blow to North Korea as the scope of the penalties was expanded, but he declined to comment on specifics. "We must do that by cutting off the fuel and the funding that supports it". "War is never something the Unites States wants - we don't want it now". The North Korean regime has not passed the point of no return ... "If it proves it can live in peace, the world will live in peace with it", Ms Haley added.

Pyongyang claims it has tested a hydrogen bomb that can be fitted on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the USA mainland.

China's Foreign Ministry has said that it would support new United Nations measures as long as it promotes a political resolution.

USA calls for United Nations vote on new North Korea sanctions
Trump will consider the already-drafted executive action "if we don't get those additional sanctions at the UN", he added. The official warned that Pyongyang should not "underestimate American will to protect ourselves and our allies".

The first version of the United States plan, published on Wednesday, included a "ceiling" on "all points" and aimed at responding to North Korea's sixth nuclear test on September 3, a diplomat said.

China has concluded that radiation levels remain normal in the provinces near the North Korean border after Pyongyang's most powerful nuclear test yet spurred concerns of residual environmental damage.

While China supplies North Korea with roughly 500,000 tons of crude oil and 200,000 tons of oil products annually, Russian Federation provides the country with 40,000 tons of crude oil.

Prior UN sanctions resolutions have taken weeks or months of negations between the USA and China, but the Trump administration demanded a quick turnaround for the vote.

According to North Korea, the USA "is trying to use Pyongyang's legitimate self-defensive measures as an excuse to strangle and completely suffocate it".

Before the resolution was voted, North Korea's official news agency quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying the country was "quite ready to use any ultimate means" to retaliate against the USA for the sanctions and claiming it had "near-to-completion nuclear capability".

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