U.N. Security Council unanimously imposes weapons-related sanctions on North Korea

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday to impose weapons-related sanctions on North Korea in response to its flurry of missile tests earlier this month.

The resolution demands that North Korea suspend “all activities” on its ballistic missile programs.

It requires all U.N. members to prevent imports from or exports to North Korea of missiles and missile-related items as well as materials that could be used in weapons of mass destruction.

To avert a veto from China, the resolution does not mention Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which is used on a legally binding document. But Security Council members say the resolution is mandatory because of the way it is worded.

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While this is good news… I have many doubts if this resolution will actually accomplish anything at all… the 17 UNSC Resolutions concerning Iraq come to mind. We will see if the UN has the balls to back up their “Tough Talk” 

North Korea’s Response..

North Korea said Saturday that it “totally rejects” a U.N. resolution imposing sanctions for its recent missile tests, and vowed to continue the launches to bolster its self-defense.

North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon accused the U.N. Security Council of trying to isolate his country, known officially as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK.

“The delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea resolutely condemns the attempt of some countries to misuse the Security Council for the despicable political aim to isolate and put pressure on the DPRK and totally rejects the resolution which was adopted at the current meeting of the Security Council,” he said.

The Korean People’s Army “will go on with missile launch exercises as part of its efforts to bolster deterrent for self-defense in the future, too,” he said.

So the UN approved the “Tough” resolution, and minutes later North Korea Rejects it. The Ball is bak in the UN’s Court.. are they gonna back up that tough talk?  If you believe they will I have some land for sale… beutiful Beach front Property, just 90 Miles south of Florida..  I’ll sell it cheap to.

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  1. I found it quite odd, perhaps you have children, that you have a “muggle” blog on the roll.

  2. Why is that odd Kristine? I loved the books, and movies.. and yes I do have a son who also loves the Harry Potter Series. and the bloggers of Muggle Matters have engaged in other discussions beyond the books or movies.

    Thanks for the comment

    Darrell

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