UN unanimously sanctions North Korea


The UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its Feb. 12 underground nuclear test, hours after Pyongyang threatened a preemptive strike against the US and other “aggressors.” The new sanctions target “illicit activity” by North Korean diplomats, bulk transfers of cash by North Koreans, and banks and companies funneling cash or materials to support the country’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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