North Korea sanctions: UN security council unanimously agrees new measures

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Ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil comes after US watered down initial tougher version to avoid veto by China

The UN security council has unanimously ratcheted up sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and a ceiling on the country’s imports of crude oil.

The vote for the sanctions, the ninth package of measures imposed by the UN Security Council on Pyongyang since 2006 for its nuclear and missile tests, came as a relief to US diplomats who had feared a Chinese abstention, which would have considerably blunted the impact of the new sanctions.

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