The UN Security Council has administered more tough sanctions following North Korea's missile launch on November 29 that has the capability to reach Washington.
UN Security Council voted unanimously in favor of the US-drafted sanctions today which include sharply lower limits on North Korea's oil imports and the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 24 months.
The sanctions also ban the import of industrial equipment, machinery, transportation vehicles and industrial metals to North Korea. President Trump tweeted in wake of the overwhelming response that the world needs peace and not death.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 in favor of additional Sanctions on North Korea. The World wants Peace, not Death!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/944308373373308929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 22, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, also praised the member's decision and reiterated the United States willingness to stand against North Korea's aggression.
Haley said, "UN had repeatedly offered Pyongyang a choice and repeatedly, in its continued missile tests, the regime had chosen the path of isolation. We will continue to match the Kim regime’s choice of aggressive action with actions of international sanctions."
With these more severe sanctions, North Korea will certainly feel the heat as the world holds their feet to the fire. Exactly what the results will be and whether the country's dictator Kim Jong-un will halt production of his missile program has yet to be seen.
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