December 04, 2020

More North Korea Sanctions As Tensions Mount On The Peninsula

United Nations issues new round of sanctions in response to North Korea's February nuclear test

WASHINGTON D.C. —The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously passed additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures aimed at North Korean trading, finance and travel. The resolution, drafted by the United States and China, comes today amid worries about possible provocations by North Korea in response to joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises.

Both the U.S. and Chinese ambassadors to the U.N. applauded the measures. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador, said the “The strength, breadth, and severity of these sanctions will raise the cost to North Korea of its illicit nuclear program and further constrain its ability to finance and source materials and technology for its ballistic missile, conventional, and nuclear weapons programs.”