North Korea sanctions: UN curbs lucrative coal trade with China
The UN Security Council has slapped new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear programme, this time targeting its valuable coal exports to China.
Coal exports will be slashed by about 60% under a strict new sales cap.
China agreed to the sanctions after months of negotiations with the United States following North Korea's fifth and largest nuclear test in September.
Exports of copper, nickel, silver, zinc and the sale of statues will also be banned.
The council unanimously approved the sanctions resolution.
As the reclusive country's primary ally, China has traditionally protected it... read more
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