The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a draft resolution calling for new sanctions against North Korea in connection with the fifth test of nuclear weapons, which was held by the North Korean authorities in September 2016, Reuters reports.
The economic sanctions against North Korea are aimed at limiting coal exports from North Korea to the UN countries. In addition, the restrictions are also applied to exports of copper, nickel, silver and zinc. The UN resolution also prohibits the sale of helicopters and ships to Pyongyang.
It should be noted that the sanctions against the DPRK for its nuclear and missile tests were introduced in 2006 in connection with the nuclear tests. Once North Korea carried out a fifth nuclear test in September, UN Security Council began to develop a new resolution.