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The UN Strengthens Sanctions After North Korea's Largest Nuke Test

The sanctions target the country's coal and metal exports.

By Jake Jones | November 30, 2016

The U.N. Security Council voted to strengthen sanctions on North Korea following the all-but-isolated country's fifth — and largest — nuclear test to date. 

The sanctions target profits from coal, cutting down on the amount the communist nation is allowed to export by a whopping 62 percent. 

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China, North Korea's main ally and trading partner, said the sanctions will do a good job of putting pressure on the nation while still offering some economic support to its people. 

North Korean exports of metals like silver and zinc, as well as exports of statues, are also banned under the new sanctions. 

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