The resolution, passed after Washington toned down its original proposals to secure backing from China and Russian Federation, came just one month after the council banned exports of coal, lead and seafood in response to the North's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Three months later, the United Nations imposes a cap on coal exports to North Korea and bans the export of various other metals. "The forthcoming measures [.] will make the United States suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history".
As the AP reported, the U.N. has imposed many sanctions against North Korea since that nation's first nuclear test in 2006, including banning it from arms trading and slashing exports of commodities the nation relies on for revenue.
The UN resolution also barred countries from issuing new authorisations to North Korean workers sent overseas.
"We are not looking for war", Ms Haley said.
Britain's UN ambassador, Matthew Rycroft, told reporters who questioned the watering down of the initial USA text "there is a significant prize in keeping the whole of the Security Council united". "The choice is theirs".
The resolution is a water-down version of the original U.S. proposal, but it does ban North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates, as well as bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorising new work permits for North Korean workers.
The sanctions seek to curb key sources of income for Pyongyang, by banning textile exports and money transfers by expatriate North Korean workers. The North's Rodong Sinmun also accused South Korea of being Washington's "puppet" on Wednesday, criticising Seoul's agreement with the United States to amend an existing bilateral guideline that will now allow the South to use unlimited warhead payloads on its missiles.
The amounts detected by the NSCC will have no impact on South Korea's environment and population, Choi said. If it is the case that Beijing took unilateral action against North Korean apparel even at the risk of hurting Chinese businesses, its frustration with Pyongyang must be fairly strong. At Agricultural Bank of China Ltd (AgBank), a teller at a branch in Dandong, a northeastern Chinese city that borders North Korea, said North Koreans could not open accounts.
The resolution also calls on states to inspect vessels on the high seas, with consent of the flag state, if they have reasonable grounds to believe the ships are carrying prohibited cargo. It also bans the export of several important commodities, including lead, lead ore, iron, iron ore, coal and seafood.
The Xi administration is under pressure from the United States, which warned it could place unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies that do business with North Korea.
"The adoption of another illegal and evil "resolution on sanctions" piloted by the USA served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify that the road it chose to go down was absolutely right and to strengthen its resolve to follow this road at a faster pace without the slightest diversion until this fight to the finish is over", it added.
The authoritative U.S. website 38 North, which is linked to the Johns Hopkins University, said that it was lifting its estimate for the yield of the blast to "roughly 250 kilotons".
"We will continue the debate last week on additional European Union sanctions to complete the work of the Security Council and exert maximum pressure on North Korea", Mugereny said.
Pyongyang has staged a series of missile tests in recent months that appeared to bring much of the USA mainland into range.
South Korea has been accelerating efforts to ramp up its military capabilities in face of a torrent of nuclear weapons tests by North Korea, which on September 3 conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date.