The U.S. on Friday formally requested the U.N. Security Council for a meeting on Monday to vote on a draft resolution for additional sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, Young Conservatives reports.
Under the draft resolution, Washington is calling for an oil embargo on the rogue state.
The U.S. also wants the Security Council to freeze the assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, ban textile exports and end payments of North Korean guest workers.
A statement by the U.S. Mission to the UN reads, “This evening, the United States informed the UN Security Council that it intends to call a meeting to vote on a draft resolution to establish additional sanctions on North Korea on Monday, September 11.”
It was not clear how China and Russia will vote. One senior U.S. official said both nations would not go along with anything that goes beyond a ban on imports of North Korean textiles.
Like the Americans, the Chinese and Russians have veto power in the council.