Key Points of proposed sanctions against North Korea

No sanctions regime is going to put the genie back in the bottle. North Korea has nukes, as well as the capability produce more.  Nothing the UN can do is going to take that away.  These Sanctions however are important in deterring others, including Iran from going forward with their own nuclear weapons programs.  Unless North Korea is forced to pay a heavy price for its defiance of the international community, Iran and other rogue nations will take that inaction by the UN as a green light to pursue thier own Nuclear Weapons Program.  

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States proposed on Monday UN sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s claim it tested a nuclear weapon.

Here are the key elements the United States put forward to the UN Security Council for a resolution. No date has been set for a vote as the 15 council nations consult with their respective governments.

* Authorize international inspections of all cargo going in and out of North Korea for weapons of mass destruction and other related materials.

* Suspend all activities related to ballistic missile programs.

* A ban on trade in materials with direct or dual use application for weapons of mass destruction.

* A ban on all North Korean financial transactions that support missile activities.

* A ban on all trade in military goods and services.

* A ban on trade in luxury goods.

* A freeze on all assets and transaction associated with weapons of mass destruction.

* A requirement that nations prevent the abuse of international financial systems, a reference to claims that North Korea has counterfeited U.S. dollars.

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