US unveils tougher new UN sanctions on N.Korea

Carole Landry, Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 05 2017 07:44 AM

The United States on Friday presented a draft UN resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea with a sweeping ban on exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood that could deprive Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue.

After a month of negotiations, the United States reached a deal with China, North Korea's main trading partner and ally, on the measures aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Pyongyang to halt its missile and nuclear tests.