By Hwang Sunghee
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted new sanctions on North Korea, including restrictions on oil shipments, to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.
But Washington toned down its initial proposals to secure backing from China and Russia.
Here are some key questions on UNSC resolution 2375, and its attempt to end the North's nuclear weapons and missile programmes.
What impact will the oil measures have?
The new resolution ends natural gas shipments to North Korea, caps crude oil shipments at their current levels, and puts a ceiling on refined oil products such as petrol and diesel.
North Korea has little oil of its own, relying on imports to keep its citizens and soldiers moving.
The US initially sought an oil embargo, which China -- North Korea's sole ally and main trading partner -- strongly opposed.
Instead the resolution limits crude oil shipments from any country to the amount sent to the North in the last 12 months.
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