U.N. Passes New Sanctions Against North Korea

The U.N. Security Council approved new sanctions against North Korea on March 6 in response to North Korea's latest nuclear missile test.

The new sanctions were drafted by China and the United States, with the goal of making it more difficult for North Korea to "finance and obtain material for its weapons programs."

Prior to the final approval of the new sanctions, outraged North Korean leaders threatened to "launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the U.S." North Korean Army Gen. Kang Pyo Yong told a crowd that North Korea was "ready to fire long-range nuclear-armed missiles at Washington."

While North Korea talks of striking the U.S. with nuclear-armed missiles and the like, officials in Washington do not think North Korea has "mastered the ability to produce a warhead small enough to put on a missile capable of reaching the U.S." They are hoping the new sanctions will keep it that way. 


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