UN considers fresh sanctions against DPRK

(VOVworld) – The UN Security Council will vote on Wednesday on a US-led resolution which aims to impose fresh sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to its 5th nuclear test in September.
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South Korean soldiers watch a TV broadcast on the DPRK's nuclear test (Photo: Reuters)

An unnamed US official said on Monday that the new resolution would slash the DPRK’s coal-export revenue by 60%, equivalent to 700 million USD. Fresh sanctions will restrict Pyongyang’s access to hard currency which it may use for the production of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. All 5 permanent members of the Council agreed to the new punishment.

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