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UN Sanctions Imposed On North Korea

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posted on Jul, 15 2006 @ 06:48 PM
A limited set of sanctions were today unanimously voted to be imposed on North Korea over its recent missile tests. The sanctions prohibit any UN member nation from selling missile technology or materials as well as weapons of mass destruction to the North Korean regime. The sanctions also prohibit any UN member nation from purchasing the same items from the North Koreans. The North Koreans rejected the UN sanctions within 45 minutes of the passing prompting US UN Ambassador John Bolton to call it "a World record"
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose limited sanctions on North Korea for its recent missile tests, and demanded that the reclusive communist nation suspend its ballistic missile program. North Korea immediately rejected the resolution and vowed to continue missile launches.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said North Korea set "a world record" for a rejection — 45 minutes — and warned that Pyongyang's failure to comply could lead to further council action. He did not say what that might be.

The resolution bans all U.N. member states from selling material or technology for missiles or weapons of mass destruction to North Korea, and from receiving missiles, banned weapons or technology from Pyongyang.

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These sanctions are paltry. They are nothing more than a severe censure to the North Koreans. Why? Because they were developing their own technology anyway. Hence their own missile tests.

Pakistan had already given them their nuclear secrets so this is closing the door after the horse has bolted. But the UN is slamming the door to tell the horse they are not happy.

[edit on 15/7/06 by subz]


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