China, one of five permanent council members with power to veto U.N. action, agreed to the measure after the United States toned down a proposal for a complete oil embargo.
Guam Homeland Security is monitoring reports of a magnitude 3.5 natural disaster in North Korea near the cite of a prior nuclear test.
But he advised that the financial markets are stable even though there was a risk that the world could be plunged into conflict by North Korea. "It is truly terrifying if something goes wrong".
Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3 and has launched dozens of missiles this year as it accelerates a programme aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.
The comments were released on official state media.
On Friday, Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific.
They were responding Friday to reports that North Korea's foreign minister had said his country might conduct such a test.
In recent months, North Korea has launched a pair of intercontinental missiles believed capable of striking the continental USA and another pair that soared over Japanese territory. And he said "we should do so again".
Ri made the comment to reporters at the United Nations and added that any potential action would have to be approved by Kim Jong Un.
"None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission", he declared.
"They had better mind their own business, before impudently pointing an accusing finger at others".
Colorado Cops Search for Poop-and-Run Jogger
Video cameras in a Colorado Springs neighborhood has caught the jogger repeatedly stopping to defecate on sidewalks and yards. At least Charmin continued to entertain Twitter users while the nation waits for the unveiling of the mystery poopertrator.
Xinhau, China's official news agency, said the country's seismic service registered a 3.4 magnitude event that it originally viewed as "likely caused" by an "explosion". He told lawmakers Thursday that now people can do little more than get inside because a missile strike could occur with less than 20 minutes' warning.
In response to recent weapons tests by North Korea and a steady stream of provocative statements from the government of Kim Jong Un, the USA president mocked Kim as a "Rocket Man" who was on a "suicide mission", and said the US would "have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies.
South Korean experts argued that Trump's harsh rhetoric on taking military actions against Pyongyang could present a new challenge for the North Korean leadership.
On Thursday, the US unveiled its own set of economic sanctions targeting North Korea.
China accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's foreign trade.
Also Thursday, Trump issued an executive order expanding the Treasury Department's ability to target anyone conducting significant trade in goods, services or technology with North Korea and to ban them from the US financial system. There is a recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey of a magnitude 3.5 quake that occurred 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea around 6:29 p.m. ChST.
In his speech to the U.N., Trump vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if provoked.
Ri Yong Ho, who is in the USA for the United Nations General Assembly, said he "felt sorry" for the President's advisers after a fiery speech to the UN on Tuesday.
Ri, who was talking to reporters in NY, however said he did not know Kim's exact thoughts, according to the report.
"Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!" the president tweeted.
Such a test would be considered a major provocation by Washington and its allies.