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UN Security Council adopts new sanctions against DPRK

Exports are now banned

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The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its nuclear test on Sept. 3, targeting oil imports and textile exports.

Monday's resolution, the third Security Council action concerning the Asian country in five weeks, curtails the DPRK's overall oil supply by almost 30 percent through a 55-percent reduction of gas, diesel and heavy fuel oil supplies, bans all its textile exports worth 800 million U.S. dollars and remittances of some 93,000 DPRK laborers from abroad.

With the new measures, 90 percent of the DPRK's exports are now banned, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told the council after the vote.

British ambassador Matthew Rycroft said what the council did on Monday was to demonstrate that Pyongyang's provocations will be matched by consequences.

China's permanent representative to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi, condemned the DPRK's nuclear test on Sept. 3, saying China is committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

He urged the DPRK to heed the aspirations and will of the international community, abide by Security Council resolutions, refrain from any more missile launches or nuclear tests, and return to the track of denuclearization.

He noted that Monday's resolution also reiterated the need to maintain peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, settle the issue peacefully, resume the six-party talks and de-escalate tension on the Korean Peninsula.

"The nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula must be resolved peacefully. Integrated measures must be taken to balance the legitimate concerns of all parties," said Liu.

All parties must be cool-headed and avoid rhetoric or action that would aggravate tension, he said.

Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia deplored the fact that the new resolution did not take in enough thoughts of Russia with respect to the peaceful settlement of the issue through diplomatic and political means.

Monday's resolution followed a council resolution on Aug. 5, which imposed a ban on the export of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood from the DPRK, among other restrictive measures.

The council also adopted a presidential statement on Aug. 29 condemning the DPRK's launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan a day earlier as well as other missile launches on Aug. 25. 

 

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