US attempts to impose sanctions with a twit

US calls for new UN sanctions on North Korea, as for now it isn't a success story

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The United States wants the international community to impose new sanctions on North Korea. The US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced Wednesday evening on Twitter that her country is proposing to do so.

North Korea has fired six ballistic missiles since september last year, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, writes Thomas-Greenfield. The last two launches were this month.

Earlier on Wednesday, the US government announced that it was imposing sanctions on five North Koreans, a Russian and a Russian company for involvement in the North Korean missile program. They would help North Korea obtain parts for weapons.

The UN Security Council met on Monday at the request of the permanent members United States, France and Britain on last week’s launch. They called on North Korea ‘to refrain from further destabilizing actions’’

A day later, the dictatorially ruled Asian country fired another rocket. According to the North Korean regime, that would have been a hypersonic missile, which flies five times faster than the sound and is therefore hardly interceptable.

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