Merkel, Putin to Talk North Korea

North Korea warned on Monday it would inflict'the greatest pain and suffering on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions

The UN Security Council during an emergency meeting over North Korea's latest nuclear test, on 4 September 2017, at UN Headquarters in NY.

Russian Federation and China both have veto power as permanent members of the Security Council and had expressed skepticism over the initial sanctions proposal.

Last Tuesday, the United States circulated a draft resolution proposing the toughest United Nations sanctions on North Korea to date, including a ban on all oil and natural gas exports to the country and a freeze on all foreign financial assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

Germany does have diplomatic ties with North Korea, one of the most reclusive nations in the world, and Merkel's talk with Putin comes as the United Nations Security Council prepares a potential fresh round of sanctions after the country's sixth nuclear test on September 3.

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"Right now the United States is trying to use our hydrogen bomb tests to concoct the worst "sanctions resolution", KCNA stated. Late Sunday, after a series of closed-door meetings, a revised draft emerged, setting a cap on oil exports to North Korea, but not blocking them altogether.

Peru on Monday ordered North Korea's ambassador to leave the country within five days because of Pyongyang's nuclear tests in defiance of the global community.

The resolution is created to accomplish six major goals: cap North Korea's oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas laborer contracts, suppress smuggling efforts, stop joint ventures with other nations and sanction designated North Korean government entities, according to a U.S. official familiar with negotiations.

Washington wants to put more pressure on the North by imposing an oil embargo and freezing assets of the country's leader, Kim Jong-un. Almost 80 percent of the textile exports went to China. Additionally, other countries now can not issue work permits to North Korean labourers and firms can not indulge in joint ventures with the nation either.

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