The United States has presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that it said will significantly increase pressure on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test and missile launch.
Ambassador Samantha Power said the draft is meant to ensure Pyongyang will be held accountable for its actions.
The draft is the result of an agreement between the US and China, North Korea’s main ally.
The council is expected to vote on it over the weekend.
The draft also includes a total ban on arms sales by or to North Korea, closing a loophole for small arms and light weapons in earlier sanctions resolutions.