June 12, 2009
The U.N. Security Council approved tough new sanctions against North Korea Friday for its recent nuclear test.
[efoods]The resolution imposes new sanctions on the reclusive communist nation’s weapons exports and financial dealings, and allows inspections of suspect cargo in ports and on the high seas.
U.S. deputy ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo said Friday’s vote was a strong and united international response to North Korea’s unacceptable behavior.
China and Russia had been reluctant to support punitive measures against North Korea, supported the U.S.-drafted resolution on Friday, which is now binding under international law, Reuters reported.