The United Nations Security Council is to vote on a US-drafted resolution to impose sanctions on North Korea over its latest nuclear test. If passed, the measures would add to a host of sanctions already in place.
North Korea agreed to abolish key missile facilities and close its main nuclear site. Kim Jong Un promised to visit Seoul soon – it would be a North Korean leader's first trip to the South's capital since 1945.
North Korea's foreign minister said Pyongyang will not disarm without first receiving concessions from Washington. It's a different tone than the one set by Trump and Kim, which the US leader described as loving.
Washington is angry at widespread non-compliance with sanctions on Pyongyang and has called an urgent UN Security Council meeting. A new report suggests North Korea is smuggling coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo.
Moscow has held up an independent report confirming that North Korea is routinely violating the conditions of UN sanctions. The UK ambassador to the UN questioned why Russia would block an independent study.
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