China and the U.S. Propose North Korea Sanctions to U.N. Security Council

China and the U.S. Propose North Korea Sanctions to U.N. Security Council
Feb 25, 2016 By

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Reuters reported today that the United States and China have agreed on a preliminary draft resolution that outlines sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test. Two U.N. Security Council diplomats, speaking on the conditions of anonymity, said that the resolution will soon be submitted for a vote.

The two diplomats said that the draft will soon be voted on by the 15 members of the Security Council. China and the United States first drafted the resolution seven weeks ago, soon after North Korea reported its fourth nuclear test on January 6.

One senior diplomat told Reuters, “It's a substantive, long, full draft ... which I hope will be adopted in the coming days.”


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Lip service.

Feb 28, 2016 21:27 Report Abuse



Sanctions have been imposed on North Korea before, and the result was that trade between North Korea and China TRIPLED. China isn't going to stop cooperating with North Korea; other countries are. China is quite happy to get all North Korea's trade. ----- Secondly, the components North Korea uses to make weapons come from China. So what does "sanctions" even mean to China? Of course China agrees. ----- Finally, any statement which includes the word "substantive" is utterly without substance.

Feb 26, 2016 18:03 Report Abuse



I noticed that part of the story, China will check trade entering North Korea... great. Looks like all they can get anything as long as it is through China.

Feb 27, 2016 08:56 Report Abuse



It's a substantive, long, full line of bull with no clout, largely becuase dough boy a total nutter

Feb 26, 2016 13:41 Report Abuse



I guess China will have to forego their favourite of vetoing notions.

Feb 25, 2016 19:43 Report Abuse