24 Feb '11, 5am

China refusing to let U.N. Security Council release report on North Korea's illegal nuclear program sanctions busting

UNITED NATIONS - CHINA on Wednesday refused to let the UN Security Council publish a report on North Korea's nuclear sanctions busting, diplomats said. The sanctions panel report calls for tougher implementation of sanctions against North Korea and outlines progress the isolated Stalinist state has made with its uranium enrichment, according to diplomats. The report says the uranium enrichment is a new violation of UN sanctions imposed after North Korea said it staged nuclear bomb tests in 2006 and 2009. The 15-nation Security Council on Wednesday discussed the North Korea nuclear case at a closed hearing but China again refused to allow the normal publication of such reports, diplomats said. 'Many council members are pushing for its publication on the grounds that it is important that all UN member states get access to the findings and recommendations to improve complianc...

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