Tough N Korea sanctions up for UN vote

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP/File / by Carole LANDRY | US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has been leading the charge at the UN Security Council for tougher sanctions against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) – The UN Security Council was set to vote Saturday on tough new sanctions drafted by Washington that would deprive North Korea of vital export income after it defied international pressure to test its second intercontinental ballistic missile.

A top White House advisor, meanwhile, emphasized that US President Donald Trump is “not going to tolerate North Korea being able to threaten the United States.”

“So of course, we have to provide all options to do that. And that includes a military option,” Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, the US national security advisor, said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Saturday.

The Security Council resolution, drafted by the US, follows a month of negotiations with…

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