The resolution was drafted after weeks of negotiations between Washington and Beijing, which is Pyongyang's main ally
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to tighten sanctions on North Korea, following the country's recent nuclear test and rocket launch. The launch is widely believed to have been a test of a long-range ballistic missile.
The sanctions include a ban on exporting jet fuel to North Korea, as well as a limitation on imports of coal and iron ore from the country.
In addition, member states are required to inspect any cargo that enters or leaves their territory heading to or from the North.
The resolution was drafted after weeks of negotiations between Washington and Beijing, which is Pyongyang's main ally.
The council has previously adopted 4 sanction resolutions against North Korea, but they failed to stop Pyongyang from pursuing its nuclear and missile programs.