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The resolution is created to accomplish six major goals: cap North Korea's oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas laborer contracts, suppress smuggling efforts, stop joint ventures with other nations and sanction designated North Korean government entities, according to a United States official familiar with negotiations.

China supplies materials to the North, where they are made into clothing in factories using cheap labour, and re-exported to China.

The sanctions are aimed at curtailing North Korea's cash flow, in the hope of putting a halt to their nuclear and missile programs. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had sought an oil embargo on Pyongyang.

US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley, who proposed a virtual blockade of North Korea but agreed to the watered-down version after negotiations with China and Russian Federation, after the vote said that over 90 per cent of North Korea's exports were now banned when combined with earlier sanctions on iron ore, metals, seafood and coal exports. Pyongyang added in the statement that Washington will pay a heavy price for the new measures against the Kim regime.

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Pressure on China - and Russian Federation as well - has become all the more important because the United Nations adopted a watered-down sanctions resolution against the Pyongyang regime.

The measures approved by the security council this week build off sanctions across numerous sectors of the North Korean economy imposed in early August.

Asked if North Korea's latest nuclear test threatened peace on the Korean Peninsula, 77 percent in their 20s, 70 percent in their 30s, 74 percent in their 40s, 74 percent in their 50s and 82 percent in their 60s or above agreed.

"This resolution will curtail gas, petrol and oil imports". It can now learn to live with a nuclear North Korea.

Chinese gasoline exports to the North fell sharply - to just 120 tons in July, compared to 8,262 tons in June - following a decision by China's state-owned oil company, China National Petroleum Corporation, to cut sales due to concerns that North Korea is too high a credit risk.

"They were the toughest and most comprehensive set of sanctions that had been imposed on North Korea to date", Ms Bishop said.

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As of Tuesday afternoon in Pyongyang, most North Koreans had not been informed about the new sanctions, according to CNN's Will Ripley, who is in the North Korean capital. At the same time, they don't want Kim provoking the USA into any action that could destabilize the region.

"Russia has been showing partiality towards North Korea acquiring nuclear weapons, while China is strictly against it", Sun said. The official also said the North could choose the founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party on Oct 10 to hold another test.

The regime has managed to defy worldwide sanctions not only on commodities, but also arms exports and shipping and financial services, the United Nations report said.

"If China gets on board with an oil embargo, and if the aim is to cripple to North Korean economy, then the global community should position such pressure within a broader strategy towards realizing a negotiated settlement and should bolster multilateral contingency planning", Mr. Ascione explained.

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