UNSC Unanimously Adopts New Sanctions against N. Korea

Write : 2017-09-12 08:44:28 Update : 2017-09-12 10:00:54

UNSC Unanimously Adopts New Sanctions against N. Korea

Anchor: The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea, cutting oil supply to the North by 30 percent and banning imports of North Korean textiles.
Alannah Hill has more.
 
Report: The UN Security Council(UNSC) held a plenary session on Monday and unanimously adopted Resolution 2375 in response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test on September third.
 
It is the first time the Security Council has targeted oil in its sanctions against Pyongyang.
 
However, the new resolution was significantly weakened compared to the first U.S.-authored draft, which initially proposed blacklisting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un along with a full-fledged oil embargo against the North.
 
The sanctions include a freeze on North Korean imports of crude oil at the current level of four million barrels a year and a cap on imports of refined petroleum products at two million barrels annually, or about half the current level.
 
UN diplomats and experts estimate that the oil restrictions will cut the North's oil consumption by about 30 percent.
 
The resolution also includes a ban on imports of North Korean textiles and the use of North Korean laborers, blocking the North's main sources of income.
 
North Korea is known to be earning about 800 million and 200 million dollars from the two sectors annually.
 
In addition, the resolution will allow UN member nations to search suspicious North Korean vessels on the high seas and put one individual and three key organizations under the North Korean Workers' Party on the sanctions list.
 
However, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his sister Yo-jong were not included on the list.
 
Resolution 2375 is the ninth UNSC resolution against North Korea. The last resolution was adopted last month after the North tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.
Alannah Hill, KBS World Radio News. 

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