US puts up North Korean sanctions to UN

Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers attend a mass celebration in Pyongyang for scientists involved in carrying out North Korea's largest nuclear blast to date, on Sept 6, 2017.
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers attend a mass celebration in Pyongyang for scientists involved in carrying out North Korea's largest nuclear blast to date, on Sept 6, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

The Trump administration has circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council seeking to allow the US to stop North Korean ships at sea to check if they are carrying weapons material or fuel into the country.

The United States is also hoping to ban the import of all crude oil, refined petroleum and natural gas into the state. It aims to put the draft resolution to a vote by Monday, but China and Russia are likely to vote against the resolution.

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