President Trump praised the United Nations after the Security Council voted 15-0 to slap more sanctions on North Korea for its ballistic missile testing.
"China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!" he tweeted on Saturday. The two countries voted in favor of sanctions while also scolding the United States.
The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2017
"United Nations Resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever on North Korea. Over one billion dollars in cost to N.K.," he added in a follow-up tweet.
Trump's tweets, sent while he is staying in Bedminster, N.J., follows soaring rhetoric on the promise of the sanctions from the U.S. representative at the U.N.
"This resolution is the strongest resolution with sanction measures that we've seen in a generation," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said on CNN after the vote, calling it a "gut punch" to the North Korean regime for its missile testing.
"It will go after a third of North Korea's hard currency, it bans coal, it bans iron, it bans additional laborers they can send overseas. It has quite huge implications for North Korea. We hope they will take notice," she said.