Will latest United Nations sanctions make Kim Jong Un sweat?

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The US wanted a complete ban on oil exports to North Korea, immediate end to employment of an estimated 93,000 of its citizens overseas, forcible boarding of ships trading with that country to check for contraband, and restrictions on UN.

The revised text would ban textile exports from North Korea, but it scrapped demands for a full halt to payments of North Korean laborers working overseas.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States was "not looking for war" and if North Korea agreed to stop its nuclear program, it could "reclaim its future".

This summer, the US targeted two Russian companies with penalties for supporting North Korean missile procurement.

A lawmaker dismissed a recent suggestion by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the model of Iran nuclear talks could be applied to the North Korea crisis, noting that the Islamic Republic holds a far higher diplomatic stature.

A recent report by a United Nations panel of experts also found flaws in the enforcement of existing sanctions.

China and Russian Federation, which can veto any United Nations measures, have expressed skepticism that tough sanctions will stop North Korea's nuclear push and have pushed for peace talks. He added that "it is important to put an unprecedented level of pressure on North Korea to make it change its policies".

The UN Security Council votes Monday on imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States softened its demands for tougher measures in a bid to win support from Russian Federation and China.

China had long anxious that an oil cutoff altogether would lead to North Korea's collapse.

Textiles were North Korea's second-biggest export after coal and other minerals in 2016, totalling $752 million, according to data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China that if it did not follow through on the new sanctions, the United States would "put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and worldwide dollar system".

North Korea has been on the global radar for a while now and it garnered more attention after it tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, September 3.

In June, the United States slapped sanctions on the Bank of Dandong, a Chinese bank located at the border with North Korea, that it accused of "facilitating millions of dollars of transactions for companies involved in North Korea's WMD (weapons of mass destruction) and ballistic missile programs". The original language proposed by the United States would have empowered American forces to interdict ships suspected of carrying weapons material or fuel into North Korea and to use "all necessary measures" to enforce compliance.

Chinese banks are under scrutiny for their role as intermediaries to transfer funds to and from North Korea.

"Chinese banks restricting financial flows between (China and) North Korea is actually restricting trade on the whole", Zhang said.

The despot hosted the celebration - which included a banquet, an art performance and a photo session with him - for conducting the country's sixth nuclear test, Reuters reported, citing state-run media.

The Korea Central Television announced on the same day that the country had successfully detonated an H-bomb, a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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