The UN Security Council has approved a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.
The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn.
The measures would be the seventh set of UN sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first carried out a nuclear test in 2006.
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, praised the new sanctions, telling council members after the vote that it is “the single largest economic package ever leveled against the North Korean regime.”
Backed by its European allies, Japan and South Korea, the US has been leading the push at the UN for tougher sanctions in response to North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4.
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