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UN Approves Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

  • UN Security Council, on Saturday, has unanimously approved a US-drafted resolution that imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea including ban on export items such as coal and other items worth more than $1 billion. The US President Donald Trump tweeted that the resolution got 15-0 votes where China and Russia too voted in favour of the sanction on North Korea s. All the 15 council members stressed on increasing economic pressure on North Korea to force them return to the negotiation table regarding their nuclear and missile programs. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it a good outcome.