US President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the adoption of tough UN
Security Council sanctions on North Korea, saying he especially
appreciates the support of China and Russia.
council unanimously adopted Resolution 2371 in response to the North's
two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.
Donald J. Trump commends the United Nations Security Council for
passing a new resolution that increases sanctions on North Korea in
response to its recent ballistic missile tests,"
House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. "The
president appreciates China's and Russia's cooperation in securing
passage of this resolution."
Trump has previously expressed
frustration at China, accusing it of doing nothing to rein in
Pyongyang's nuclear and weapons programs.
"He will continue
working with allies and partners to increase diplomatic and economic
pressure on North Korea to end its threatening and destabilizing
behavior," the secretary said.
Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that the resolution will have a "very big financial impact."
Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package
ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to NK," Trump
The sanctions are designed to slash North Korea's annual
export revenue of $3 billion by a third. Among other things, they
include a ban on exports of coal, iron and seafood.