South Korea has welcomed the UN Security Council’s move to impose new sanctions on its neighbour North Korea, describing it as a “strict warning from the international community”.
The country’s foreign ministry said in a statement today that South Korea will continue to strengthen cooperation with the international community to ensure that the resolutions “are thoroughly implemented”.
On Monday, the fifteen-member council adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing fresh punishing measures against North Korea following its sixth and largest nuclear test on September third. The council voted fifteen-nil for a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, also welcomed the move, describing it as “a remarkably tough sanctions resolution”.