United States calls Monday vote on new North Korea sanctions

A senior administration official later told reporters that the USA won't let North Korea extort or threaten the world with its nuclear programme, and that the administration isn't sure the country could be deterred.

The draft resolution includes a full ban on exports of oil to North Korea, a full ban on textile imports from North Korea, a ban on North Korean labourers generating earnings overseas, and the asset freeze, which will also target members of the ruling worker's party, the diplomat said, calling it a "hard-hitting, ambitious resolution", CNN reported. Trump administration intends to organize a vote session on Monday to decide the fate of this document.

China and Russian Federation expressed a desire to focus on coaxing Kim into negotiations, although China's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, said he agreed it is necessary to impose further sanctions on North Korea.

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One of the main guidelines of this proposal identified nine cargo ships that broke previous United Nations sanctions by conducting commercial activities on behalf of North Korea.

The US has called for a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting to vote on a draft resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea.

After the latest nuclear test by North Korea at the weekend, the United States and its allies called for tougher sanctions against the North Korean regime.

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who called the nuclear risk in North Korea the most unsafe crisis in the world today, told reporters Tuesday that "the unity of the Security Council is absolutely crucial".

"The Russians and the Chinese are categorically opposed". He explained that only a united council can provide the pressure needed to enable successful negotiations to take place to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

The US is willing to risk a veto of its proposal rather than see it watered down, according to a Security Council diplomat who asked not to be identified while negotiations are ongoing.

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"To get the situation contained without war is going to be really hard, and that's if we've got our diplomacy right", he said. -China confrontation for the current nuclear weapons crisis with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the country's official name.

As for the North Koreans, their official news agency Friday said the country's "nuclear weaponization. has reached its final phase".

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that Trump administration and United Nations representatives held a recent emergency council meeting. This is according to a statement released by the US mission to the United Nations on Friday evening, local time.

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