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UN Security Council Imposes Fresh Sanctions On North Korea

A fresh round of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea following the latest nuclear test.

United States proposed a high level harsh sanctions of total ban to oil imports, but Pyongyang allies China and Russia supported reduced measures.

Under the new sanctions passed at a UN Security Council meeting on Monday imports of crude oil and oil products will be limited, textiles exports will be banned and North Koreans will have limitations on working overseas.

Textiles is the second-biggest export for North Korea which is worth over $700 million a year and China is the main economy ally of the country that supplies most of crude oil.

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “we don’t take pleasure in further strengthening sanctions today. We are not looking for war.”

South Korean presidential office spokesman said a reckless challenge against international peace will bring stronger sanctions against North Korea.

Late last month North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan that crashed into the pacific sea after flying over the Hokkaido island. The action was followed by its threat to Washington to target the US Pacific territory of Guam.

In 1998 North Korea did the same over a Japanese territory and in 2009 it repeated flying a missile again.

North Korea claimed in July to have carried out successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Following the test United Nations banned exports of coal, ore and other raw materials from the country and limited foreign investments too.