Security Council approves new sanctions against North Korea, US says

Security Council approves new sanctions against North Korea, US says”

The UN Security Council has blacklisted 27 ships and 21 shipping companies for aiding North Korea's efforts to circumvent sanctions, reports the BBC.

12 North Korean firms were blacklisted for running ships involved in illegal transfers of oil and fuel, according to the document.

The move comes days after Kim met Chinese President Xi Jinping and an announcement that the North Korean leader would meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27.

The council's North Korea sanctions committee made the designations at the request of the United States, which has vowed to keep pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program despite recent moves toward dialogue.

The measures were proposed by the USA last month as part of a crackdown on the maritime smuggling of North Korean commodities such as oil and coal.

The United Nations Security Council blacklisted dozens of ships and companies over oil and coal smuggling by North Korea. Most of those targets were based in North Korea, but some were based in China _ North Korea's main trading partner _ Hong Kong, Singapore and Panama.

A businessman identified as Tsang Yung Yuan was hit by a global travel ban and assets freeze for organizing illegal shipments of North Korean coal with a North Korean broker in Russian Federation.

"Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Friday welcomed the "historic" sanctions package", calling it "a clear sign that the worldwide community is united in our efforts to keep up maximum pressure on the North Korean regime".

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Friday's action is the largest ever set of U.N. designations against the North, according to the AP.

In tweets Wednesday, President Donald Trump said he looked forward to meeting Kim and felt there was "a good chance" the North Korean leader would "do what is right for his people and for humanity".

But the situation has eased significantly since North Korea sent athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February.

Previous year the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted four sanctions resolutions created to deprive the regime of the money and fuel to develop the weapons.

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