The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over its nuclear test on September 3, which was in violation of previous Security Council resolutions.
Monday's resolution, the third Security Council action concerning the Asian country in five weeks, curtails DPRK's oil supply by almost 30 percent, bans all textile exports – which is worth 800 million US dollars – and remittances of DPRK laborers from abroad.
With the new measures, 90 percent of DPRK's exports are now banned.
Monday's resolution followed a council resolution on August 5, which imposed a ban on the export of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood from the DPRK, among other restrictive measures. The council also adopted a presidential statement on August 29 condemning DPRK's launch of a ballistic missile earlier as well as other missile launches on August 25.