United Nations expected to vote Saturday on fresh NK sanctions

North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-14 ICBM on 28 July that reached an altitude of 3,724.9 km and flew a linear distance of 998 km before coming down according to the KCNA

According to some diplomats, the USA could present the draft resolution as early as Thursday to all the fifteen security council members.

China opposes the new USA law to toughen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday in a statement, obtained by TASS.

China, North Korea's most important ally, is expected to go along with the resolution, the diplomat said.

"We have been working very hard for some time and we certainly hope that this is going to be a consensus resolution", China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi told Reuters on Thursday. Typically, they agree sanctions on North Korea before formally involving other council members.

As negotiations at the United Nations entered the final stretch, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that Washington was not seeking regime change in North Korea and was willing to talk to Pyongyang.

In early July, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the Security Council that if it was united, the worldwide community could cut off major sources of hard currency to North Korea, restrict oil to its military and weapons programs, increase air and maritime restrictions, and hold senior officials accountable.

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has been frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea and Washington has threatened to impose new sanctions on Chinese firms doing business with Pyongyang.

The diplomat said the draft resolution would also place new financial restrictions on North Korea and limit its ability to send workers overseas, another important source of revenue for the country.

It was not immediately clear if poor relations between Russian Federation and the United States, which imposed new unilateral sanctions on Moscow on Wednesday, would hamper the negotiations.

North Korea is already under numerous United Nations sanctions for its five nuclear tests and two previous long-range missile launches.

The proposed new sanctions follow North Korea's first successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States last month and are aimed at stepping up pressure on Kim to return to negotiations on his country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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