UN orders North Koreans: The UN security council has unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the US mainland. The sanctions demand the repatriation of North Koreans working abroad within 24 months. Tens of thousands of North Korean nationals have been sent to Russia and China to work in what the UN has called “slave-like conditions” in order to make money for the regime of Kim Jong Un.The US-drafted resolution limits imported crude oil supplies to four million barrels per year and caps refined petroleum products, including kerosene and diesel, to North Korea at 500,000 barrels. The previous petroleum product limit had been set at 2 million per year. All countries were also authorized to seize, inspect, freeze and impound ships thought to be carrying illegal supplies to and from North Korea.
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