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Following the test, the UN Security Council unanimously increased sanctions on North Korea - albeit a watered-down version to appease China and Russian Federation - by imposing a cap on crude-oil imports and banning exports of textiles, according to Reuters.

"The recent test of the H-bomb is a great victory won by the Korean people at the cost of their blood while tightening their belts in the arduous period", young North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un said at the banquet Saturday, referring to North Korea's success in the face of tough global sanctions and mounting pressure.

After negotiating late into Sunday evening with China, the US has submitted a proposed sanctions resolution against North Korea, crafted as a response to the North's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.

The resolution does ban North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates. Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to China.

It capped North Korea's oil exports, banned textile exports and prohibited countries worldwide from providing new work permits to North Korean workers.

The last statement to come under the MOFA name came in July 2016, in a commentary denouncing a U.S. State Department's report on human rights, the MOU said.

The United Nations Security Council adopted its ninth resolution for additional sanctions on Tuesday morning, following the rogue nation's latest nuclear test on September 6.

Peru's envoy, Maria Antonia Masana Garcia, said North Korea's ambassador to her country would be considered persona non grata.

Earlier this month North Korea tested what USA officials now believe was a thermonuclear, or hydrogen, bomb - which could have a much larger impact than a conventional nuclear weapon. Both veto-wielding UN Security Council members have said sanctions are unlikely to change the North's behavior and might actually be counterproductive.

"And today, the Security Council is saying that if the North Korean regime does not halt its nuclear program, we will act to stop it ourselves", the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said as the 15-membered UN body passed the resolution 2375 on North Korea.

Washington had initially proposed a complete oil embargo on North Korea and freezing leader Kim Jong-Un's assets.

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to ban North Korea's profitable textile exports and cap fuel supplies to Kim Jong-un's regime.

"We should go after banks and companies in other countries that do business with North Korea the same way", he said. Asked about possible USA military action, the president said "That's not our first choice, but we'll see what happens".

The journal has wished that there was more of" miraculous events " as the two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) recently achieved by North Korea.

"I could imagine such a format for the settlement of the North Korea conflict".

That would amount to a 10 per cent cut in oil products, according to the US Energy Information Administration, which estimates annual exports to North Korea at almost 2.2 million barrels.

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