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U.N. approves new sanctions against North Korea

By Edith M. Lederer and Hyung-Jin Kim

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:04 a.m. HST, Mar 07, 2013

UNITED NATIONS » The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.

The vote today by the U.N.'s most powerful body on a resolution drafted by North Korea's closest ally, China, and the United States sends a powerful message to North Korea that the international community condemns its ballistic missile and nuclear tests — and its repeated violation of Security Council resolutions.

The new sanctions are aimed at making it more difficult for North Korea to finance and obtain material for its weapons programs.

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RichardCory wrote:
Just do it already. Let's get this over with.
on March 7,2013 | 04:54AM
serious wrote:
Agreed, and drafted by China? Interesting.
on March 7,2013 | 05:33AM
soundofreason wrote:
Hard to predict crazy.
on March 7,2013 | 05:46AM
BO0o07 wrote:
Sanctions should have been tougher a long time ago. Threatening us with a nuclear strike is the funniest of all the rhetoric coming out of N. Korea.
on March 7,2013 | 06:53AM
pakeheat wrote:
We are going to "Gangnum Style" North Korea, LOL
on March 7,2013 | 07:04AM
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