China joins U.S. to squeeze North Korea
"After a month of deliberations and negotiations, the [U.N.] Security Council on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution that would slash about $1 billion off North Korea's annual foreign revenue," the Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi reports:
- "China and Russia ... ultimately endorsed the resolution, saying the rogue nation's recent provocations were unacceptable."
- "U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley ... personally thanked China for helping move the resolution."
- "The U.S., which had drafted and put forward the resolution, negotiated for more than a month with China."
- "[R]esolution steps up trade restrictions with Pyongyang by aiming to cut off a third of its $3 billion annual export revenue ... bans countries from ... new joint ventures with Pyongyang."
Be smart: This looks like a big, unforeseen win for Trump. Stanford's Michael McFaul — U.S. ambassador to Russia under Obama, and a persistent and influential Trump critic — tweeted: "This vote is a genuine foreign policy achievement. ... Well done Ambassador @nikkihaley."