The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution expanding existing sanctions against North Korea in an attempt to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. Sanctions include inspecting all cargo to and from the country..
The UN Security Council has condemned what it called North Korea's "highly provocative" ballistic missile launch that flew over Japan. In response, Pyongyang has vowed to complete its nuclear weapons program.
China and Russia have backed a key resolution that curbs textile exports and restricts shipments of oil products. If Pyongyang stops its nuclear program, "it can reclaim its future," said the US ambassador to the UN.
The United States is pushing for diplomacy with North Korea, but has said it has "many" military options against Pyongyang. While pledging to work with China, it has hinted at tactics that would not put Seoul at risk.
After US President Donald Trump's address to the UN National Assembly, there is renewed confusion over what direction the US will take in developing a coherent strategy against the regime in Pyongyang.
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