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Tougher sanctions against North Korea

2013-01-24 21:41

United Nations - The UN said on Thursday that the international community must put "pressure" on North Korea to stop it carrying out a nuclear weapons test.

"The international community has to bring pressure to bear on the North Koreans," a spokesperson for UN leader Ban Ki-moon told reporters.

North Korea "has to realise that only dialogue will help defuse tension on the Korean peninsula and that any threat of nuclearisation runs counter to Security Council resolutions," said UN deputy spokesperson Eduardo del Buey.

North Korea said earlier it planned to carry out a third nuclear test aimed at its "arch-enemy" the US in response to tightened UN sanctions.

The UN Security Council this week toughened sanctions against the secretive North for having staged a banned rocket launch in December.

The Security Council resolution threatened "significant action" if the North stages a nuclear test.

The council imposed wide-ranging sanctions after North Korea's set off nuclear bombs in an underground bunker in 2006 and 2009.

Comments
  • Insanity.rulesall - 2013-01-24 22:16

    arch-enemy hehehe..sounds like they just finished watching some old Bond movies

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-01-25 06:28

    . On a positive note, it is good to know , that the world, is pretty united, against having any further nations, the capability of having nuclear bombs. AND this includes Iran !!! Never mind what those leftist lunatics say, this is an issue where the USA, Europe, Russia and China, have no dispute about !!

      andrew.cooks.5 - 2013-01-25 08:20

      I don't agree with you Anthony. Russia & China will unite against the west if push comes to shove. For too long have the USA and Western Europe abuse their military power to get a stronghold on eastern countries, mostly to secure oil. Rome will come to a fall again, and Russia, China would become the new world power.

      AllcoveredinNinjas - 2013-01-25 09:43

      @Drewka - i don't think China or Russia is going to go to war against the states for North Korea (not at least because that would include Japan, Taiwan and Australasia)as well as place immence strain on an already stretched social contact with its people. Once again if the US wanted oil they would just do a deal with whatever regime like others at which would be far less costly , economically , politically and militarily (I assume you refering to Iraq)or they would have invaded Venezuela which has the largest reserves in the world .

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-01-25 17:38

      . If you want to follow international politics, than at least keep yourself up to date and don't get stuck in politics of 20 years ago !!! This US and oil story is getting soooooooo stale !! EVERY DAY, the USA has less interest in the ME !! Within the next few years, the USA will become the largest oil producer in the world, and a few years later , will become an oil EXPORTER !!!!! WAKE UP !!!

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