The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution that would ban North Korean exports and restrict investment activities in the country, among other things. The resolution was passed unanimously Aug. 5.
North Korea on July 4 test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that it said could carry a nuclear warhead. A second missile test was conducted in late July. Experts said the missile could reach Alaska and Hawaii. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who spoke at a recent U.N. Security Council meeting, said North Korea's actions were "quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution."
"Today the full Security Council has come together and put the North Korean dictator on notice, and this time, the council has matched its words and actions," Haley said during the council's Aug. 5 meeting, which was live streamed.
The U.S. has been leading the push at the U.N. for tougher sanctions in response to the latest missile tests.