US presents resolution to UN Security Council to ramp up sanctions against North Korea

The United States on Thursday presented a draft UN Security Council resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by cutting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s military programmes.
The council is expected to vote on the new sanctions on Friday, diplomats said.
The measure would ban the supply of nearly 90 per cent of refined oil products to North Korea and order the repatriation of all North Korean nationals working abroad within 12 months, according to the text.
The United States has…