Tuesday, 12 September 2017

North Korea slapped with UN sanctions after its sixth and largest nuclear test



The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test.

 
The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes.


The US had originally proposed harsher sanctions including a total ban on oil imports.


Pyongyang said it "categorically rejected" what it called an "illegal" resolution.


North Korea's ambassador to the UN, Han Tae Song, told a conference in Geneva: "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.
Monday's vote was only passed unanimously after Pyongyang allies Russia and China agreed to the reduced measures.


The US call last week for a total ban on oil imports was seen as by some analysts as potentially destabilising for the regime.




BBC    News.