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U.S. calls for U.N. vote on new North Korea sanctions

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Staff Writer | September 9, 2017
The United States called on the U.N. Security Council to vote on increased sanctions against North Korea after its most recent nuclear test.
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Tensions   The U.S. mission to the United Nations
On Friday night, the U.S. mission to the United Nations announced the move to request a vote on Monday to the Security Council, Politico reported.

President Donald Trump and his administration are pushing for the vote, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un works toward achieving the capability to strike the U.S. with nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles.

North Korea completed its sixth underground bomb test last weekend, prompting the U.S. to consider "massive military response" in addition to seeking increased sanctions.

Bloomberg reported the Trump administration has urged the Security Council to adopt a united stance on North Korea and Kim, who has said he won't negotiate unless the U.S. drops its "hostile" policies.