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Trump says he's 'impressed' by agreement on new North Korea sanctions

President Trump said Sunday night he spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about new United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea, approved Saturday in response to the country's recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

The pair are "very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions," Trump tweeted. The resolution, drafted by the United States, bans North Korea from exporting coal, seafood, lead, lead ore, iron, and iron ore and prohibits countries from starting new joint ventures with North Korea. The sanctions are expected to cut North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.