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The US has imposed sanctions on two Russian banks, a North Korean company and a man it accuses of supporting North Korea's weapons of mass destruction program, ratcheting up pressure on Pyongyang to resume ballistic missile launches, Reuters reported.

The US move comes a day after China and Russia vetoed a US-led proposal to impose more UN sanctions on North Korea over its ballistic missile launches, publicly splitting the UN Security Council for the first time since it began punishing Pyongyang. in 2006 year.

The veto came despite North Korea's sixth test of an ICBM this year, according to the US, and signs that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct its first nuclear test since 2017.

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