[size=30]Washington demands new sanctions on Pyongyang[/size]
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Trend Press / Agencies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States submitted a formal request to the UN Security Council on Monday for a draft resolution imposing tough new sanctions on North Korea, the US diplomatic mission said.
The draft resolution calls for a ban on the export of oil to North Korea and the importation of textiles from it. It also provides for the freezing of funds of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the deportation of North Koreans working abroad.
"The Security Council held an expert-level meeting on Friday to discuss the draft, in which China and Russia objected to most of its measures, except for a ban on the import of North Korean textiles," diplomatic sources said.
The UN Security Council imposed last month a ban on the import of coal, iron and sea crustaceans from North Korea.