United States gave China draft resolution for tougher North Korea sanctions

Vastavam web: The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday.A senior official of the Trump administration confirmed efforts were under way to negotiate a new U.N. resolution, but added that there had been no agreement.Details of the draft given to China last week were not immediately available, but the United States is keen to step up global sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up a weapons programme aimed developing nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.

Among the steps it wants is a tightening of restrictions on North Korea’s supply of refined petroleum, which is capped by previous U.N. sanctions at 2 million barrels a year.Details of the draft given to China last week were not immediately available, but the United States is keen to step up global sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up a weapons programme aimed developing nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.