The President of the United States celebrated the new sanctions that were approved this Friday by the UN Security Council against Pyongyang.

“The world wants peace, not death”, tweeted this Friday the American President, Donald Trump, after the new sanctions unanimously approved by the UN Security Council against North Korea.

“The UN Security Council voted 15-0 in favor of the new sanctions against North Korea. The world wants peace, not death!” posted Trump through the famous social network.

The controversial unanimous vote

In a unanimous voting, the Security Council approved more sanctions against the Pyongyang regime for its repeated tests with missiles.

The delivery of products such as gasoline, diesel and heavy oil to the country was limited to a quarter of the amount authorized so far with the vote of the 15 members of the Council. Instead of the two million barrels per year from January 1st, 2018 authorized originally, it will be allowed only 500.000 barrels of these products per year.

The resolution also includes a ban on exports of food and agricultural products, machinery, electrical equipment, earth, stones, wood, and vessels.

In other countries, it’s prohibited to sell to Pyongyang industrial machinery, transport aircraft, iron, steel, and other metals. Also, travel bans were issued against 16 individuals and their assets were frozen.

The North Koreans that work abroad and send money to their home must be returned to their country within 12 months.

More statements from Trump

“Pyongyang chose the path of isolation”, said the American ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, after the voting. The ambassador warned that after the "aggressive actions" of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will follow more international sanctions.

She added that the unity of the Security Council is a proof of the indignation of the world community over the conflict.

“The voting today reflects once again the importance of the situation”, said the French Ambassador to the UN, François Delattre. “We believe that the maximum pressure today is our best leverage for a political and diplomatic solution tomorrow”.

North Korea tested at the end of November an intercontinental ballistic missile and affirmed that it could reach the continental territory of the United States. President Trump spoke last week on the phone with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and he expressed himself in favor of the negotiations with North Korea. In mid-January, it’s also planned an international meeting in Vancouver regarding the North Korea crisis, with representatives from South Korea, Japan, India, and Sweden, among others.

The UN Security Council imposed sanctions against North Korea for the first time in 2006 and toughened them in September. So far, none of these measures proved to have any effect.