October 01, 2020

United Nations Security Council approves new North Korea sanctions

Measures do not include originally proposed Kim Jong Un asset freeze or oil ban

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday unanimously adopted a new sanctions resolution against North Korea in New York, a response to the country's sixth nuclear test on September 3.

The sanctions under resolution 2375 target North Korea's textile industry, apply caps on the transfer of refined petroleum products and natural gas to the country, and blacklist three major DPRK government bodies.