Trump wel­comes China, Rus­sia’s ef­forts

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PRES­I­DENT Don­ald Trump ap­pre­ci­ates the ef­forts of China and Rus­sia in adop­tion of the lat­est UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion on new sanc­tions against North Korea, White House press sec­re­tary Sarah San­ders said.

“Pres­i­dent Don­ald J Trump com­mends the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil for pass­ing a new res­o­lu­tion that in­creases sanc­tions on North Korea in re­sponse to its re­cent bal­lis­tic mis­sile tests.

“The Pres­i­dent ap­pre­ci­ates China’s and Rus­sia’s co-op­er­a­tion in se­cur­ing pas­sage of this res­o­lu­tion. He will con­tinue work­ing with al­lies and part­ners to in­crease diplo­matic and eco­nomic pres­sure on North Korea to end its threat­en­ing and desta­bil­is­ing be­hav­iour,” San­ders said.

On Satur­day, the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil unan­i­mously adopted the res­o­lu­tion tight­en­ing the sanc­tions im­posed on North Korea.

The doc­u­ment im­plies pro­hi­bi­tion of im­ports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood from the na­tion by the UN mem­ber states.

Within the frame­work of the res­o­lu­tion, the UN mem­bers would not be avail­able to open joint ven­tures or co-op­er­a­tive en­ti­ties with North Korean en­ti­ties or in­di­vid­u­als, as well as not to in­crease the num­ber of North Korean work­ers al­ready en­gaged in the projects on the ter­ri­to­ries of the mem­ber states.

In July, North Korea con­ducted two tests of in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­siles in vi­o­la­tion of pre­vi­ous UN Se­cu­rity res­o­lu­tions.

The lat­est launch was car­ried out on July 28. Ac­cord­ing to the state-run Korean Cen­tral News Agency, the test was suc­cess­ful with the mis­sile hav­ing reached the al­ti­tude of 3 725km and trav­eled 998m for about 47 min­utes be­fore fall­ing into the Sea of Ja­pan.

In July, North Korea con­ducted two tests of in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­siles.

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