North Korea on November 29 said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile in a "breakthrough" that puts the US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.
The UN Security Council on Saturday morning (NZ time) unanimously voted for new sanctions on North Korea, citing its latest missile tests.
Resolutely condemning the missile test, the resolution imposes a ban on supplies of crude oil and oil products and insists all countries expel North Korean labor migrants.
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But the resolution doesn't include even harsher sanctions sought by the Trump administration, such as prohibiting all oil imports and freezing the worldwide assets of North Korea's government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said after the vote that "the unity this council has shown in leveling these unprecedented sanctions is a reflection of the worldwide outrage at the Kim regime's actions".
The newest proposed sanctions would also ban North Koreans from working overseas and toughen rules on shipping. Last week, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the council that the "pressure campaign must and will continue until denuclearization is achieved", as he backtracked from his offer to hold unconditional talks with Pyongyang.
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North Korea regularly threatens to destroy South Korea, the United States and Japan, and says its weapons programs are necessary to counter US aggression.
The UN's top envoy to North Korea, Jeffrey Feltman, said this month that he was "deeply worried" about the prospects of a diplomatic solution to the crisis after meeting officials in Pyongyang. The United States stations 28,500 troops in the South, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War. Repatriation of its foreign workers may also cut down vital sources of foreign currency and investment to the country's market economy.
"We believe maximum pressure today is the best antidote to the risk of war", Francois Delattre, France's ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters on his way in to the Security Council chambers.
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It could also hurt public finances, as Britain collects over 70 billion pounds a year in tax from the financial services sector. BoE governor Mark Carney is due to appear before the Treasury Select Committee later on Wednesday.
"Cutting off oil, petroleum supplies, would obviously have a very big impact on the ordinary population", he said.