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UN approves new North Korea sanctions after nuclear test

  • The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea following Pyongyang's nuclear test last month.

    In a 15-0 vote, the council backed Resolution 2094, which will affect North Korean diplomats, cash transfers and access to luxury goods.

    It also results in asset freezes and travel bans on three individuals and two firms linked to North Korea's military.

    The set of sanctions are the fourth of its kind issued by the UN Security Council against North Korea following earlier nuclear tests and a long-range missile launch.

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated that the measure "sent an unequivocal message to (North Korea) that the international community will not tolerate its pursuit of nuclear weapons."

    Pyongyang is yet to issue a comment following the vote.

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