WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Leandra Bernstein — On Wednesday, the UN Security Council acted unanimously to expand sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang recently conducted a nuclear bomb test and multiple long-range rocket launches. The sanctions resolution was drafted by China, North Korea’s primary trade partner, as well as the United States.
"As with every set of sanctions, you have to make sure you implement them," Menendez said on Thursday. "If we do that, then I think it can have serious consequences that can make [North Korea] move in a different direction."
Following the UN action, Pyongyang launched a series of short-range missiles in the direction of the East Sea (Sea of Japan), according to reports from South Korea.