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The United Nations Security Council adopted a US-drafted resolution to levy new sanctions on North Korea last week. The latest sanctions cap North Korea's oil imports, ban textile exports, end additional overseas laborer contracts, suppress...Show More Summary

Syria investigator del Ponte signs off with a sting

GENEVA (Reuters) - Veteran prosecutor Carla del Ponte signed off from the United Nations Syria investigation on Monday by criticizing the U.N. Security Council and telling Syria's ambassador his government had used chemical weapons.

In "Warning To Pyongyang", B-1B Bombers, F-35s Hold Mock Bombing Drills

A day after US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley admitted that with the latest round of sanctions the Security Council has just about reached the limits of China’s and Russia’s tolerance – and that the US will now need toShow More Summary

U.S. Ambassador Haley: U.N. has exhausted options on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the U.N. Security Council has run out of options on containing North Korea's nuclear program and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon.

Kim Jong Un Vows to Complete North Korea's Nuclear Program

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the North's "highly provocative" ballistic missile launch over Japan on Friday, the AP reports. The North's official Korean Central News...

Defiant N. Korea leader says he will complete nuke program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military force with the United States, as the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned … Click to Continue »

UN condemns North Korea's 'highly provocative' missile test

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's "highly provocative" ballistic missile test on Friday and demanded that Pyongyang immediately halt its "outrageous actions" and demonstrate its commitment to denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

North Korea Threatens To Sink Japan And Reduce U.S. To ‘Ashes’

North Korea issued a harsh threat to two of the countries behind the latest United Nations Security Council sanctions levied against the rogue nation in response to its recent nuclear test, vowing to sink Japan into the sea and reduce … More » The post North Korea Threatens To Sink Japan And Reduce U.S. To ‘Ashes’ appeared first on EveryJoe.

EU hardens measures against North Korea over weapons tests

The European Union has strengthened its punitive measures against North Korea by bringing its regulations in line with sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council in August. The move … Click to Continue »

Getting to Yes With North Korea

Paul R. Pillar North Korea Nuclear Proliferation, East Asia The new United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea was mainly a U.S.-promoted show, even though it passed unanimously.  The principal story of the resolutionShow More Summary

U.N. chief, Security Council call on Myanmar to end violence

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday urged Myanmar authorities to end violence against the majority-Buddhist country's Rohingya Muslims that has forced some 400,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

Defiant North Korea Blasts "Evil" UN Sanctions, Vows To Accelerate Nuclear Program

North Korea has responded to the toughest, if watered down, United Nations Security Council sanctions ever imposed against the isolated country with its most strident rhetoric yet. In its first official response to the new resolution,...Show More Summary

Russia Successfully Test-Fires New RS-24 Yars ICBMs

In a unanimous decision, the United Nations Security Council on Monday tightened sanctions against North Korea after Russia, China and the US compromised on a watered-down agreement that cut North Korean exports by 90%, reducing theShow More Summary

US Threatens To Cut Off China From SWIFT If It Violates North Korea Sanctions

In an unexpectedly strong diplomatic escalation, one day after China agreed to vote alongside the US during Monday's United National Security Council vote in passing the watered down North Korea sanctions, on Tuesday the US warned that...Show More Summary

US threatens action against China if it doesn't follow new North Korea sanctions

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China has been warned that it could face further sanctions from the US if it does not abide by new United Nations sanctions placed on Kim Jong-un’s regime, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said. The UN Security Council unanimously...Show More Summary

Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit North Korea hard

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. But the Security Council eased off the biggest target of all: the oil the North needsShow More Summary

North Korea: New Watered-Down Sanctions Leave Lifelines in Place

By Stratfor – Just over a week after North Korea's test of a nuclear device, the United States has secured a fresh set of UN sanctions against the country. The speed with which the United Nations Security Council adopted these measures is unprecedented...

NOW: UN Security Council Announces Unanimous Vote to Sanction North Korea

Monday, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to increase sanctions against North Korea after the rogue state’s latest nuclear weapons test. The sanctions resolution was drafted by the United States and illustrates the...Show More Summary

Arab League and Palestinian Authority to block Israeli bid for UN Security Council seat

The Arab League on Sunday approved the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) request to create a committee aimed at stopping the State of Israel’s bid to become one of the ten non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UN SC) -- a mere day before the Israel-Africa Summit in Togo was called off amid growing pressure.

UN Security Council Unanimously Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea; But New Sanctions Are Weaker Than Demanded, to Appease China and Russia

I'm not sure it matters much how tough the sanctions are, until they're sanctions against North Korea's patron China. The United Nations Security Council on Monday ratcheted up sanctions yet again against North Korea, but they fell significantly short of...

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