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The Wall Street Journal: North Korea slapped with tough new sanctions by U.N. Security Council

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea on Monday after U.S. officials eased their demands in the quest for an endorsement of the measure by China and Russia.

The U.S., which drafted the initial resolution while pledging the harshest possible sanctions yet, rolled back its initial insistence on a complete oil embargo and asset and travel freezes targeting North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, according to diplomats and a draft of the final version of the resolution seen by The Wall Street Journal.

Despite the compromises, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the resolution would reduce the fuel available for North Korea by 30%.

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