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China says to ban some petroleum exports to North Korea

SHANGHAI: China said on Saturday it will ban exports of some petroleum products to North Korea, as well as imports of textiles from the isolated North, in line with a United Nations Security Council resolution passed after Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test. The announcement from Beijing came at the end of a week that saw tensions ratchet up between the United States and North Korea, with the leaders of both countries trading insults. The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website that China would limit…

North Korea warns U.S. of ‘greatest pain’, rejects sanctions

GENEVA: North Korea on Tuesday rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing tougher sanctions and said the United States would soon face the “greatest pain” it had ever experienced. The Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, imposing a ban on its textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. “My delegation condemns in the strongest terms and categorically rejects the latest illegal and unlawful U.N. Security…

Major U.S. allies in Asia welcome new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL: Major U.S. allies in Asia welcomed on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after it its sixth nuclear test. Japan and South Korea said after the passage of the U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution they were prepared to apply more pressure if Pyongyang refused to end its aggressive development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Monday’s decision…