China said on Thursday it agreed the United Nations should take more action against North Korea after its latest nuclear test, while pushing for more dialog to resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula.
North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions and U.S. pressure with “powerful counter measures,” accusing the United States of aiming to start a war.
The United States wants the U.N. Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban its exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad, and to subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Pressure from Washington has ratcheted up since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sunday. That test, along with a series of missile launches, showed it was close to achieving its goal of