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UN Security Council agrees to toughest-ever sanctions against North Korea

2017-09-12 08:59:29       source:The Sydney Morning Herald

September 12, 2017

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3, imposing a ban on the country's textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.

It was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member council since 2006 over North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

The new sanctions ratchet up to the pressure on North Korea, though they are far less sweeping than what Washington originally sought.

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