U.N. Approves Sanctions Against North Korea

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters after a Security Council vote on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

August 5, 2017

OAN Newsroom

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions against North Korea, following two recent ICBM tests.

The sanctions ban exports from the country totaling $1 billion dollars or more, a measure that is broadly expected to deeply cut into the country’s profits.

Speaking at the meeting U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the move.

“This resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled against the North Korean regime,” Haley said. “The price the North Korean leadership will pay for its continued nuclear and missile development will be the loss of one third of its exports and hard currency. This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation.”

Haley also described North Korea as a threat that now impacts not just one country, but most of the world.

127 Comments on "U.N. Approves Sanctions Against North Korea"

  1. tj hessmon | August 7, 2017 at 9:11 am |

    North Korea is safely situated on the China mainland. Its surrounded by two entities who have no interest in seeing western influence grow in the region (China and Russia). Therefore Dealing with North Korea is no doubt a tiptoe type of situation, which takes place on the high wire.

    It’s doubtful the Chinese will sit idle by while the Americans attack their mainland. Any missile activity which appears to be bound for North Korea could easily be misconstrued as headed for Beijing. Kim Un knows this and is taking advantage of his protective, communist big brothers while declaring war against America.

    The alternative is to destroy North Koreas satellites, which will eliminate ICBM flight control capability, unless NK can acquire that flight control from China or Russia, which would change the entire dynamic

  2. The ignorant, innocent men, women, and children of North Korea will starve or suffer by this U.S. instigated-trade embargo.
    NoKo will respond.
    America must be willing to sacrifice CA or HI in a nuke exchange or Congress, preferably.
    South Korea? A foregone conclusion.
    What a disaster.


  4. ArmyAviator | August 6, 2017 at 10:14 am |

    Not to disparage Nikki Haley’s efforts and hard work in obtaining SANCTIONS on North Korea, but in the long run, it’s all for naught! There simply are TOO MANY countries who HATE the USA and will trade with North Korea, under the table. China, is one of them. Russia another and the list goes on.

  5. The Deplorable Joe Rocchead | August 6, 2017 at 9:54 am |

    … Sleep with one eye open, gripping your pillow tight, enter night, exit light ….. take my hand…off to never never land.
    That little shyt wont know what hit him when Pres Trump Unleashes the Dogs Of War.

  6. Roy Belcher | August 6, 2017 at 9:49 am |

    The UN is a gutless worthless organization. The USA should withdraw from the UN and tell them to vacate the USA.

  7. grandmother5 | August 6, 2017 at 9:19 am |

    About time. The Little Fat Man doesn’t care or maybe he doesn’t realize what he is doing. He’s a threat to the world. China, Russia, Iran what do they think will happen if war breaks out? I think the world will be gone and no country will win. What’s the point of one destroying themselves? Obama, Clinton’s, Lynch, Comey should be investigated. Now!

    • A few things, Obama is somewhere else laughing at Trump. Clinton has been thru the ringer for years, she is out now. Lynch just got cleared by Trump’s guy ( McMaster). Comey is wrapped up nice and tight, you can’t touch him, he is clean and smarter than any of the people who might try to prosecute him. Oh, I almost forgot, Trump is under criminal investigation and a Grand Jury has just been impaneled. They don’t do that with no evidence.

      • grandmother5 | August 6, 2017 at 10:32 am |

        Kevin I think it was Rice that was cleared.

        • Thanks, yes, you are right. I got them mixed up with all the fuss about Rice lately. Lynch? I think maybe she was guilty of something, time will tell.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:46 am |

            Another dumb comment from the number one idiot with TDS. LOLOLOL!!!!! Sucks to be you.

          • two more words Grand Jury..You can’t stop whats coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s Vanity…..

          • Kevie: A grand jury is NOT a criminal indictment. NOR, is it a criminal investigation. It IS, as it has been from the start. A fishing expedition.
            You are simply TOO pathetic in your delusional desires.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:51 am |

            Stay on that idiot!!

          • They don’t impanel a grand jury without evidence. They now have two in place. One in DC and one in Virginia. Flynn is gonna roll over on Trump and the dominoes are gonna start falling.

          • Yes, actually the Special Counsel DID just that. You complete moron. Try REAL hard to pay attention!!

          • You really think all Muellers people left their very highly paid private practice positions to go on a witch hunt huh? you are the idiot. No, there is some there, there. This is bad for Trump and that’s why it’s an all out attempt to discredit Mueller and this investigation. It’s the only thing Trump can do. Flynn is still out there. He has a story to tell, remember? This grand jury is gonna bring all kinds of bad things for Trump and his people. They are gonna crumble one by one. Trump is gonna have his criminal empire exposed to the world.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:51 am |

            Keep dreaming libtard. LOLOLOL!!!!!!! What’s coming is your apology then you permanently deleting your account. Remember princess??? LOLOLOL!!?! Your mouth and fingers keep overloading your ass.

        • Kevin is just another lying leftist idiot. That confuses truth with his leftist anti-Trump imagination.

        • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:45 am |

          Kevvy is too stupid to know the difference. That imbecile has a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Hopefully it kills that troll soon. Lol

        • Kevin is simply another lying leftist moron; who cannot separate the truth from his anti-Trump imagination.

          • Grand Jury fool. Trumps toast.

          • You are a PERFECT TOOL, and the BIGGEST fool on the web.

          • Hey Frank, I am not under CRIMINAL investigation like your God is.

          • Hey Kevie: You are a complete imbecile. Thanks for proving it with EVERY posting.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 11:15 am |

            Neither is your President Trump princess. You are as dumb as dumb gets

          • Not until he fired Comey. You better believe he is now, for obstruction of jusice

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 11:50 am |

            Your dreams just keep getting dumber and dumber. LOLOLOL!!!! Man, it has to hurt to be so damn stupid.

          • grandmother5 | August 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm |

            Obstruction of justice? That would be Comey. Remember he said, Hillary was at fault for the email, but he wouldn’t file charges. Then Lynch told Comey “do not call it an investigation, call it a matter about Hillary”.

          • No really, he fired Comey to stop and FBI investigation. That is actual obstruction. He even admitted it on national tv in a Lester Holt interview.
            As far as Hillary goes, The AG files charges, Comey recommends to or not to. Trump can have Lynch investigated if he wants, better yet, Sessions can simply do it. None of it changes the fact that Trump obstructed the proceedings in an FBI investigation by firing the director to make it stop.

          • Diane Coto | August 6, 2017 at 7:12 pm |

            Trump didn’t fire the entire FBI. He fired Comey. The FBI’s investigation still goes on. No obstruction of Justice on Trump’s part.

          • Trump fired the guy in charge of the investigation.He obstructed it, not cancelled it

          • Diane Coto | August 6, 2017 at 7:33 pm |

            Comey may have been over it but the investigation was an FBI investigation. Just because Comey is no longer there, the investigation doesn’t stop.

          • obstruction means to alter or delay. He definitely did that.

          • FreedomFighter | August 7, 2017 at 3:55 am |

            Only in your libtard dreams my pet imbecile. In reality, you clearly know how full of crap you are and so do the rest of us. You are a typical loser my pet moron.

          • FreedomFighter | August 7, 2017 at 3:56 am |

            Your TDS has overcome your little brain again my pet idiot. Go to bed.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm |

            GM5, as you can see, kevin is as stupid as stupid gets. He is the prime example of an idiot dying from Trump Derangement Syndrome. You can not talk sense to the tard. He will always come back with some kind of stupid crap that he dreams up about President Trump. He cant face reality because it goes against everything that moron stands for.
            You have to slap sense into someone as dumb and stupid as kevin. That is the only thing fools like him understand. Unfortunately, he runs like the little sissy he is. He acts tough behind a keyboard but in real life, he’s just another gay crybaby cowering in his own piss.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 5:57 pm |

            not even close my pet moron.

      • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:44 am |

        You are right here getting laughed at by everyone because you are a dumb ass. LOLOLOL!!!! That TDS of yours needs to hurry up and kill you.

  8. Clinicaleducator1 | August 6, 2017 at 9:01 am |

    Iran is sponsoring NK with technology and $$$$$$. Remember Obama gave then 150 BILLION and 1.7 billion in CASH!! Sanction THAT!!! IDIOTS!!!

    • Wow, now it’s 150 billion, huh? lol

      • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:16 am |

        How would your dumb ass know the difference my pet idiot???? You are so uneducated it pathetic!!! LOLOLOL!!! Dumb libtard moron.

        • You are special needs. you on Medicaid?

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:24 am |

            Nothing like you princess. I am totally healthy and in my right mind unlike you princess. LOLOLOL!!! You are as dumb as they come princess.

          • Jeffery Dahmer thought the same as you. You are damaged goods.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:35 am |

            You are a brainless moron. That fact is evident in every pathetic comment you make. Sorry if it offends you when I tell you the truth my pet idiot. You will just have to suck it up like you do with penises. LOLOLOL!!!!?!

          • you remind me of bacteria. you infect everything you touch with stupid,lol.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 11:45 am |

            You just described yourself perfectly my pet idiot!!!! Lol!!!

      • Clinicaleducator1 | August 6, 2017 at 10:58 am |

        OBAMA released 150billion in assets (from banks) to the Iranians. The US had these assets frozen as part of the sanctions. Then OBAMA FLEW in 1.7 BILLION in CASH!!!

  9. Would someone please tell this woman that she should learn to speak properly! Have you ever watched her talk with her teeth closed. Maybe she has a puppet on her lap?

  10. Diane Coto | August 6, 2017 at 6:53 am |

    Good move. I like that China and Russia are in agreement and stand with the US on this one.

    • Do you really believe that?

      • Trumps not the only one.

        • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:19 am |

          Another dumb comment from the OAN resident gay troll. smh. You are really pathetic my pet idiot. It has to hurt to be as dumb and stupid as you.

          • Hah, girls don’t like you HAHAHAHA. looks like hand lotion and a box off Kleenex tonight Huh? Right after you vote for yourself again. lolololololol!!!!!

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:27 am |

            Girls love me princess. They will always choose a REAL man instead of a fake like you every time my pet gay idiot. LOLOLOL!!!!! Want to show yourself for the loser you are again princess????

          • Libby Clark | August 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm |

            Your comments are sincerely beyond disgusting and quite simply, common. Is this the only manner of which you can converse? I too have “flagged” you as being inappropriate.

          • do you even know who Freedomfighter is? Guess not.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm |

            He is your Master princess!!!! lololol!!! It’s not only Libby that knows that fact!!

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm |

            Stay on that gay troll Libby!! Flag every one of his pathetic comments.

          • He’s one of the better ehjookated liberals.

      • Diane Coto | August 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm |

        Well, we can only go by that which has been reported (non-fake-news) which says all 15 members of the council voted in favor of the sanctions.

  11. Shane Norkus | August 6, 2017 at 6:48 am |

    Without the United States money, manpower, weaponry and political influence, the United Nations is a worthless, less than useless organization.

    Osama bin Laden correctly pegged Bill Clinton – the classless, trailer-park trash Arkansas peckerwood – as a ‘paper tiger’.

    Because the fickle and feckless Clinton administration didn’t respond to any of the domestic and worldwide terrorism going on at the time – which directly caused 9/11/01 to happen – we have been in open warfare against Muslim terrorism and a bloodthirsty cult called Islam.

    Communist dictators like the petulant, little pissant with the bad haircut in North Korea and Islamic Mullahs and Ayatollahs in Iran think they can bully and browbeat the United States. Unfortunately for them, Dumbo’s gone but there’s a new Sheriff in town who doesn’t care for loudmouth pipsqueaks.

    • couple things, “the classless, trailer-park trash Arkansas peckerwood” is THE definition of a Trump voter. Trump is the definition of a loudmouth pipsqueak.

      • Shane Norkus | August 6, 2017 at 10:09 am |

        just how stupid are you?

        • I didn’t vote for Trump, and I see what a con artist he is. How stupid are you?

          • Shane Norkus | August 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm |

            relying on others for your meager existence, I wouldn’t expect you to vote for a self-made man.

            you’re the recipient of our benevolence, so just say thank you and get on with your miserable life.

          • you know nothing. Trump is a trust fund baby. Daddy set him up Bigly. He would be wealthier if he just put his inheritance in an index fund. But he decided to enter the world of Russian Money laundering after repeated bankruptcies. I started on my own and made every penny I ever had by working for it. Now I am living off those earnings. So I won’t thank you for anything. Again, you know nothing. I’d like a large fries with my order and hurry up this time.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm |

            Shane has forgotten more than your pathetic dumb ass will ever know princess!! LOLOLOL!!!!! You are a nothing my pet moron.

        • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm |

          As you can see he is extremely stupid. In fact, it doesn’t get much more stupid than that maggot. He is the epitome of dumbfukkery.

      • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:13 am |

        Coming from a pathetic little libturd snowflake like you that’s really precious my pet imbecile. LOLOLOL!!!! Man that TDS needs to hurry up and put your lights out.

    • It is illegal for anyone in the DPRK to copy that hairstyle………which begs the question, why would anyone want to?!!!

  12. Hailey is proving effective at her job…much better than in the past.

  13. The Kim “gangnam” Un dance, dance, dance off. 🙂

  14. It is just a watered down resolution. Sanctions have always failed against North Korea because its leaders don’t care how many of their own people starve or die as long as their own skins and power remains intact. Moreover, such sanctions typically operate like a sieve with violations by countries like Russia and China normal to the point of almost being expected. Only something the NK leaders perceive as threats to them personally, be it their material desires, their power, or their lives will make any difference, and this resolution does none of that. All it does is gives the Dear Leader more time to develop his nukes and ICBMs.

  15. beyourownman | August 6, 2017 at 6:19 am |

    It is well known that sanctions against N.K. don’t work. There are too many rouge nations such as Iran that will continue to support them including of course, China.

    • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 6:24 am |

      Very true.

      • you opinion means squat, idiot!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!

        • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:09 am |

          What opinion princess??? You gay trolls can’t even distinguish between facts and opinions!!!! LOLOLOL!!!!!! Sucks to be dumb doesn’t it my pet dumb ass???

          • you know the answer, you live the dumb life everyday. Ginette avoids you. You have zero chance. You are a pathetic, little jerkoff.

          • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 10:32 am |

            Yawn. You are so damn dumb and stupid you can’t even answer a direct question. Why did I already know that???? LOLOLOL!!!!
            Now show us what a total LOSER you are again princess. It all you can do.

    • The UN needs to man up and impose just as harsh sanctions on countries that ignore them.

  16. And who will enforce the sanctions? Will China and/or Russia “sneak” stuff across the border?

  17. I doubt this decision will have any real effect because it will have negative effect on China (cheap imports) & Russia ( lucrative exports). Both these countries need these imports/exports to be competitive on the world stage. To have any effect it would probably take 6 months or more. I just can’t see these two countries actually hindering their respective economies to benefit the world.

  18. Bravo! The UN Security Council actually did its job. But, the US cannot relax. The big question is, will we get the desired effects from the sanctions?

  19. Hopefully that caps their nuclear missiles.

    • FreedomFighter | August 6, 2017 at 6:26 am |

      Unfortunately, it won’t. Iran will have to be blown up for that to happen.

      • you opinion means squat, idiot!! and by the way, Ginette ain’t interested in you. You have zero chance, pack your things and go fishing somewhere else,lol!!!

    • ArmyAviator | August 6, 2017 at 10:18 am |

      IDEOLOGY always trumps practicality with Socialists. To the North Koreans, their ideology of beligerence outweigh the need to feed their people. Do you think that Kim Jong Un, the little PORKER with the really WEIRD haircut cares a rat’s hind leg about his peeps? Hardly!

      His Generals and Scientists push ahead, in hopes of living just one more day!

      • Let there be War!

        • ArmyAviator | August 7, 2017 at 7:18 am |

          No, I don’t think so. Kim Jong Un, loves his wine, cognac and Porterhouse steaks. He will however WIN this latest round, as the US and other nations will provide him with even MORE food, oil and money in order to “guarantee” his regime will not be toppled. The little PORKER will even get porkier! But war…I don’t think so.

    • The trade embargo on Japan “triggered” the attack on Pearl Harbor – WWII.
      Is Pearl Harbor in danger of being nuked by NoKo?

  20. The UN knows which side of their bread has butter on it! Go #POTUS #MAGA

  21. The Trump effect!! Go @POTUS #MAGA

  22. All American | August 5, 2017 at 6:13 pm |

    Poor choice of headline words “Approves” vs “Agrees”???

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