new york - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday for new sanctions against North Korea. The United States has filed a resolution that paves the way for stricter measures against the Pyongyang regime.
The proposal, seen by the Reuters news agency, shows that almost 90 percent of the export of refined petroleum to North Korea is banned. There will be a limit of 500,000 barrels per year. In addition, North Koreans working abroad must return to their home country within a year.
The supply of crude oil is also limited. The US has already called on China to limit its oil supply to North Korea and now wants a limit of four million barrels per year.