US Seeks Oil Embargo on North Korea: Draft UN Resolution

Last edited 11th September 2017

US Seeks Oil Embargo on North Korea: Draft UN Resolution

The United States on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to slap an oil embargo on North Korea and freeze the assets of leader Kim Jong-Un, in response to Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

A US-drafted resolution obtained by AFP also called for a ban on textile exports and an end to payments made to North Korean laborers sent abroad.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that military action against North Korea was not a first choice and said he had had a strong and frank discussion with China's President Xi Jinping about the issue.

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