BREAKING NEWS: Winston County man wanted for arson, murder has been captured. Full Story
SEVERE WX: Heat Advisory View Alerts

UN adopts tough new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new set of draconian US-drafted sanctions on North Korea that will furt...

Posted: Dec. 23, 2017 10:32 PM
Updated: Dec. 23, 2017 10:32 PM

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new set of draconian US-drafted sanctions on North Korea that will further strangle its energy supplies and tighten restrictions on smuggling and the use of North Korean workers overseas.

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, claimed that the new sanctions, levied in response to Pyongyang's November 29 ballistic missile test, went even further than sanctions passed in September that, at the time, were called the toughest yet.

"Today, we cut deeper," Haley said. She said that the UN had repeatedly offered Pyongyang a choice and repeatedly, in its continued missile tests, the regime had "chosen the path of isolation."

Hailing the unity of the Security Council vote and referring to leader Kim Jong Un, Haley said that, "we will continue to match the Kim regime's choice of aggressive action with actions of international sanctions." North Korea, she said, is "this most tragic example of evil in the modern world."

Resolution 2397 cuts exports of gasoline, diesel and other refined oil products by a total of 89%, Haley said.

The resolution also bans exports of industrial equipment, machinery, transportation vehicles and industrial metals to the DPRK. It requires countries using North Korean laborers to send them back home within 12 months.

The resolution also requires countries to stop ships from illegally providing oil to North Korea through ship-to-ship transfers and prohibits them from smuggling North Korean coal and other prohibited commodities by sea.

Haley: North Korea is "this most tragic example of evil in the modern world"

She said sanctions cut exports of gasoline, diesel, other refined products

Related Content

Article Comments

Tupelo
Few Clouds
92° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 101°
Columbus
Overcast
80° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 84°
Oxford
Broken Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 100°
Starkville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 85°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather

Latest Video

Image

Sunday show end

Image

A Hot Sunday Afternoon Ahead With A Few More Storms Possible

Image

WTVA Saturday night sportscast

Image

Starkville hosts Splash Vegas Invitational AAU basketball tournament

Image

Dak Prescott hosts football ProCamp in Starkville

Image

John's Saturday Evening Forecast

Image

5am 7/14 full show

Image

Hot & Humid With A An Isolated Rogue Storm To Start Saturday.

Image

july 13 8am full show

Image

7am july 13 full show