Japan Agrees to Cooperate With US on UNSC Anti-Pyongyang Sanctions

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TOKYO (Sputnik) — The two foreign ministers met within the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in the Philippine capital of Manila, the Kyodo news agency reported.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2371, which further tightens sanctions imposed on North Korea. The new restrictions put a ban on coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood imports from the Asian nation to UN member states. The sanctions also prohibit UN states from setting up joint ventures with North Korean entities or individuals, or increasing the number of North Korean workers already engaged in projects within any member state.

The UNSC has repeatedly adopted resolutions condemning North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. Despite this, however, Pyongyang continues to develop its nuclear and weapons program.

© Sputnik/ Iliya Pitalev

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