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United Nations(CNN)-The U.N. Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to impose sanctions against North Korea in response to the country's claimed nuclear test.
The 15-0 vote for Resolution 1718 sent a "clear and strong message" to North Korea, said U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton.
Invited to join the council with his South Korean counterpart, North Korea's ambassador to the U.N. said his country "totally rejects the unjustifiableresolution."
(BBC)-Resolution 1718 imposes weapons and financial sanctions but is not backed by the threat of military force.
North Korea's UN envoy, Pak Gil Yon, left the UN chamber after rejecting the "unjustifiable" resolution and accusing the Security Council of neglecting US pressure on North Korea.
He warned that any increase in US pressure would be considered as a "declaration of war".
The resolution -Demands North Korea eliminate all its nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles
-Requires all countries to prevent the sale or transfer of materials related to Pyongyang's unconventional weapons programmes, as well as large-sized military items such as tanks, missiles and helicopters
Demands nations freeze funds overseas of people or businesses connected with North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs
Allows nations to inspect "as necessary" cargo moving in and out of North Korea to check for banned items
Bans export of luxury goods to North Korea
Calls on Pyongyang to return "without precondition" to stalled six-nation talks on its nuclear programme.
[edit on 14-10-2006 by Black_Fox]