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Unanimous vote for new sanctions on North Korea in response to last month's nuclear tests

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The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve new sanctions against North Korea in response to the country's nuclear tests last month, according to the New York Times.

The sanctions are intended to make it difficult for North Korea to fund or create nuclear or missile programs. Cargo will be more closely inspected, and all countries are now banned from exporting expensive jewelry, yachts, luxury cars and racing cars to North Korea, according to the AP.

North Korea responded to the sanctions by declaring against the United States what may be what the AP calls "the most specific open threat of a nuclear strike by any country against another."

The sanctions were drafted by China, who is an ally of North Korea, and the United States. China's support of the sanctions has greatly angered North Korea's government, according to the New York Times.

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