Kim Jong-un-deniably a United fan

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On September 2, Pyongyang claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb created to be mounted on its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), producing a greater yield than any of its previous nuclear tests.

The reduction in oil sales to North Korea isn't expected to change Kim's calculus.

"The forthcoming measures. will make the US suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history", Han said.

"We proceed from the fact that sanctions against North Korea should be geared exclusively at pushing its authorities to abandon their missile and nuclear activities that are prohibited by United Nations Security Council resolutions".

It was "another illegal and evil "resolution on sanctions" piloted by the US", it said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

The decision also bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers - two key sources of hard currency. But UN sanctions against North Korea have proven ineffective eight times before, so why would they suddenly start working now?

"The final resolution is not demanding sanctions against North Korea's top leaders, the government and the Workers' Party of Korea, neither is it imposing a complete ban on oil and oil products supplies in North Korea".

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Ri also introduced numerous way North Korea evades sanctions, weakening their effects. The North Korean regime has not passed the point of no return ... "The irresponsible policy of North Korea negatively affects the global nuclear non-proliferation process and undermines the collective efforts to ensure a nuclear-free future of the planet", he stressed in the speech.

This represents a reduction of 10 % of the petroleum products, according to the u. s. department of Energy, which is estimated at 2.2 million barrels, imports north Korean.

Last night's resolution was the ninth unanimously approved resolution since 2006 regarding North Korea. And then just a few days later, the United States reached a compromise with China and Russian Federation and caved on its goal of cutting off the North's supply of crude oil.

"I have said before that China agrees that the UN Security Council should make a further response and necessary actions with respect to North Korea's sixth nuclear test", he told reporters. Under the latest resolution, those ships could face penalties, but the original language proposed by the United States went much further, empowering countries to interdict ships suspected of carrying weapons material or fuel into North Korea and to use "all necessary measures" - diplomatic code for the deployment of military force - to enforce compliance.

"On this scale of threats, intimidation and insults it's probably just par for the course from North Korea", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday.

KAZINFORM Kazakhstan has welcomed a new resolution of the UN Security Council on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kazinform cites the Kazakh Foreign Ministry press service.

"The alternative would be to allow a rogue regime to continue down an illegal path that is in direct defiance of the United Nations security council".

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