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U.S. calls for new U.N. sanctions vote against North Korea

The United States has asked the United Nations Security Council to hold a vote Monday to approve a new round of sanctions against North Korea in retaliation for Pyongyang's recent claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

The new sanctions would cut off oil imports into North Korea, ban North Korean textile and labor exports, and impose a travel ban and asset freeze on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean ally China, which has a permanent seat on the council, could veto the sanctions, but it supported major export sanctions the U.N. levied against Pyongyang in August.