The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions on North Korea in a move that came just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that expanded sanctions on the regime.
In a statement, the U:S.
ambassador to the U., Dan Shapiro, said that the sanctions were necessary to ensure the safety of our sailors and crew.
“It is vital that North Korea refrain from further violations of UN Security Council resolutions, including through the use of weapons and ballistic missiles,” Shapiro said.
“It is also important to note that the U,S.
has repeatedly expressed our strong commitment to the North Korean people and to the pursuit of denuclearization.”
The U.K. Foreign Office said the sanctions, introduced on Tuesday, will take effect immediately.
sanctions are intended to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and to deter North Korea from pursuing a nuclear-armed missile or ballistic missile program, it said in a statement.
It also targets North Korea’s activities to acquire high-grade nuclear material and technology, including ballistic missile technology.
The U S, the world’s most powerful economy, is North Korea and its ally.
The sanctions were approved unanimously by the U .
General Assembly in September.
In recent weeks, the North has escalated tensions with South Korea and Washington.
Pyongyang has threatened to shoot down U.C. Berkeley, a prestigious college in California, in retaliation for a visit by U. S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was there for a trade conference.