U.S. pushes U.N. to slash North Korea exports by a third over missile tests

U.S. pushes U.N. to slash North Korea exports by a third over missile testsBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.S.-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution, seen by Reuters on Friday, aims to slash by a third North Korea’s $ 3 billion annual export revenue by banning the country’s trade of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. A council diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was a “high confidence” that North Korea ally China and Russia would support the draft resolution, which was circulated to the 15 Security Council members on Friday. The United States is aiming for a vote on Saturday to impose the stronger sanctions over North Korea’s two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July, though Russia and some other council members are asking for more time, diplomats said.



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