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UNSC Unanimously Votes to Impose New Sanctions on North Korea Over Nuclear-Capable ICBM Test

  • UN Security Council has unanimously voted (15-0) in favor of a US-drafted resolution that calls for imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the latter recently (on November 29) tested intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of carrying and hitting mainland USA with nuclear weapons. Russia and China, main trading partners of North Korea, have also voted in favor of the resolution. The now accepted UN resolution favors banning around 90 percent refined petroleum exports to Democratic People's Republic of Korea (capping petroleum export to just 500,000 barrels) and repatriation of North Korean citizens (who are working abroad) within 24 months.