President Donald Trump on Saturday touted new sanctions the U.N. Security Council approved for North Korea, saying they will have a "very big financial impact".
The resolution expresses regret at North Korea's "massive diversion of its scarce resources toward its development of nuclear weapons and a number of expensive ballistic missile programs" a point stressed by Haley.
China's representative to the council said that the Chinese has "always insisted" for denuclearization in the region by "upholding peace" and "seeking a solution through dialogue".
Wang said the two had an intensive conversation during which China urged North Korea to maintain calm.
In early July, Haley told the Security Council that if it was united, the worldwide community could cut off major sources of hard currency to North Korea, restrict oil to its military and weapons programs, increase air and maritime restrictions and hold senior officials accountable. "We're working this one hard, and a lot of other countries care about it just as much as we do". She also said they would give North Korea's leaders "a taste of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean people".
Such a statement from a state department official gains significance given news reports that the White House is planning to impose some kind of sanctions on China because it is not taking any steps against its close ally North Korea.
Though China condemned North Korea's missile tests, it also called on the U.S.to stop deploying its THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.
It adds new sanctions designations against North Korean individuals and entities, and bans countries from allowing in additional numbers of North Korean labourers.
"I have previously strongly condemned North Korea's illegal and unsafe missile tests, which are a threat to regional stability", Mr Brownlee says.
Resolution 2371 (2017), adopted unanimously by the Security Council on Saturday, strengthens United Nations sanctions on the Pyongyang in response to its two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests conducted on July 3 and July 28, respectively. Estimates of North Korean workers overseas range from 50,000 to 200,000, with their labor earning the the government as much as $2 billion to $3 billion a year. When Tillerson announced it at the United Nations in April, he asked countries to fully implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea, suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with the country, and increase it's financial isolation.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Manila for talks with regional counterparts, called it "a good outcome".
Resolution 2371 (2017) includes the strongest sanctions ever imposed in response to a ballistic missile test.