UN Security Council sanctions North Korea
The UN Security council, has approved tough new sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions were as a result of the second nuclear test conducted by North Korea.
The new sanctions include and extension of the embargo and authority to search ships on the high seas.
This time even China and Russia joined the remainder of the Security Council to vote for this tough new sanctions.
North Korea has reiterated in the past that sanctions of this nature would be seen as a declaration of war.
US Deputy Ambassador, Rosemarie diCarlo said that this resolution provides a strong and united response from the international community.
Text of UN Draft Resolution on Sanctions against North Korea
UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Friday punished North Korea for its second nuclear test, imposing tough new sanctions, expanding an arms embargo and authorizing ship searches on the high seas.
In a sign of growing global anger at Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons in defiance of the council, the North's closest allies Russia and China joined Western powers and nations from every region in unanimously approving the sanctions resolution.
U.S. Deputy Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo said the resolution provides "a strong and united international response" to North Korea's test in defiance of a ban imposed after its first underground atomic blast in October 2006.
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