The already crippled economy of North Korea will suffer more damage by the new UN sanctions. This demarche by the United Nations aims to deprive Kim Jong-un’s communist regime with fuel and income for its Nuclear weapons programs, Aljazeera reported. The fresh round of sanctions includes a restriction on oil imports and ban on textile exports.

A unanimous move by the United Nations

The United States government originally drafted stricter sanctions, which include an absolute ban on oil imports to the North. But this proposal was later modified.

A unanimous vote was achieved when China and Russia agreed to the new sanctions with reduced measures.

The two states are known allies of North Korea, but both approved the new UN sanctions when Kim Jong-un ignored the warnings of the international community.

A furious Kim Jong-un

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council approved the new sanctions that were met with the fury of the communist regime. According to the state-run news agency, the North Korean government would extremely see to it that the United States pays a due price if the latter did push for its harsher sanctions, the BBC reported. It was just last week when the Trump administration called for a complete ban on oil imports to North Korea. Analysts said that the US proposal could have potentially destabilized the communist regime, and thus stop its nuclear programs.

The UN sanctions that will push Kim Jong-un to a corner

The following are included in the UN sanctions.

  • Imports of crude oil and oil products to North Korea are regulated. China, being the major provider of crude oil to the communist regime, will limit its supply.
  • Exporting of textiles from North Korea is banned. This is one of the regime’s biggest sources of income.
  • The hiring of North Korean workers will be limited. This will cut off the North’s annual tax revenue by 500 million dollars.

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said that the US government does not find satisfaction in strengthening the sanctions on North Korea.

The United States is neither waging war, but it only seeks to avert the North from continuing its nuclear programs, Haley added.

The resolution, which was approved on Monday, was actually the ninth resolution that was adopted unanimously by all members of the United Nations since 2006. This move by the international community will finally send a message to Kim Jong-un that a reckless challenge against global peace and security will only engender stricter sanctions against the communist regime.