New sanctions on N. Korea adopted at UNSC unanimously


The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday (local time), depriving the communist regime of key sources of export revenue as punishment for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

The sanctions aim to slash North Korea's annual export revenue of US$3 billion by a third. They include a ban on all exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood.

The U.S.-drafted resolution also calls for capping the number of North Korean workers overseas and restricts new joint ventures with North Korea and additional investment in current ventures.

Moreover, it subjects nine North Korean individuals and four entities to asset freezes and travel bans.

But restrictions on supplies of oil to North Korea were excluded, apparently due to China and Russia's concerns they could deepen the humanitarian crisis in the cash-strapped nation.

Source: Gwangju Metropolitan City.