FOREIGN POLICY/NIKKI HALEY/NORTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/UN: “The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea on Monday [9-11-17] after U.S. officials eased their demands to convince China and Russia to approve the measure.
The U.S., which drafted the initial resolution while pledging the harshest possible sanctions yet, rolled back its initial insistence on a complete oil embargo and asset and travel freezes targeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, diplomats said.
Despite the compromises, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said of the adopted resolution: ‘This will cut deep.’…
Diplomats and North Korea watchers say while the new measures will add economic pressure they won’t force the regime to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
The resolution targets North Korea’s export economy, sanctioning 90% of its annual revenue, diplomats said.”

-Farnaz Fassihi, “U.N. Security Council Adopts New Sanctions Against North Korea,” The Wall Street Journal online, Sept. 11, 2017 8:10pm