U.N. imposes new sanctions on North Korea in response to nuclear test
PUBLISHED Wed, March 02, 2016 - 3:01pm EST
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday requiring inspections on all cargo going to and from North Korea. Additionally, North Korean trade representatives in Syria, Iran and Vietnam will be added to a U.N. blacklist. Washington and Beijing negotiated the deal in response to North Korea's Jan. 6 nuclear test.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test on Friday as a "brazen breach" of U.N. Security Council resolutions. Britain and Australia condemn the latest nuclear test by North Korea and say China should use its influence to persuade Pyongyang to end the detonations. James Valles reporting (@jamesvalles)
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