UN approves new sanctions against North Korea

UN approves new sanctions against North Korea

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: People watch a television broadcast reporting the North Korea's nuclear test at the Seoul Railway station on February 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea confirmed it had successfully carried out an underground nuclear test, as a shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 was detected by several international monitoring agencies. South Korea and Japan both assembled an emergency meeting of their respective national security teams after the incident. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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by EDITH M. LEDERER and HYUNG-JIN KIM / Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 12:08 AM

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 Thursday 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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