Mattis: “These are the Most Severe Sanctions Laid on North Korea”

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    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reacted to the latest sanctions leveled on North Korea which cap oil imports and include a ban on textile exports.

    FOX's Lucas Tomlinson has more from the Pentagon:

    For the second time in two months, Russia and China joined the U.S. supporting new sanctions on North Korea.

    At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the next move is up to Pyongyang:

    (Mattis) "These are the most severe sanctions yet laid on North Korea we'll see what choices the North Koreans make."

    The Trump administration had called for a full oil embargo on North Korea, but watered down the language for Moscow and Beijing to sign on.

    In the past, sanctions have not stopped North Korea from conducting missile tests. Pyongyang has skirted sanctions too. The UN Security Council also denied a US request to allow interdiction's at sea.

    At the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson, FOX News.

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