North Korea faces new UN sanctions in bid to cripple state as punishment for nuclear tests

The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution to slash North Korea"s biggest export, coal, by about 60 percent with an annual sales cap of $400.9 million, or 7.5 million metric tonnes, whichever is lower. 

The US-drafted resolution also bans North Korean copper, nickel, silver and zinc exports - and the sale of statues.

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