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UNSC fails to pass new sanctions resolution on N. Korea due to opposition by China, Russia Updated: 2022-05-27 08:04:43 KST

The United Nations Security Council failed to pass stronger sanctions on North Korea Thursday as China and Russia vetoed a U.S.-led resolution.
While both countries have previously used their veto behind closed doors at the Security Council's North Korea sanctions meetings, this was the first time to reject a resolution publicly.
The remaining 13 council members all backed the U.S.-drafted resolution that proposed banning tobacco and oil exports to North Korea.
It also included blacklisting the Lazarus hacking group which the United States says is tied to North Korea.
The vote follows a ramping up of provocations by Pyeongyang including three missiles launched just a day after U.S. President Joe Biden's wrapped up his Asia trip.
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