29 Apr '16, 11pm

#UN Security Council discusses move to enforce #NorthKorea sanctions @AFP

#UN Security Council discusses move to enforce #NorthKorea sanctions @AFP

UNITED NATIONS: UN Security Council diplomats were negotiating a draft statement on Friday (Apr 29) that would push for tough sanctions on North Korea to be enforced worldwide after Pyongyang's latest test-firing of medium-range missiles. The draft statement, obtained by AFP, requests that all UN member-states report no later than May 31 on the "concrete measures" they have taken to implement the sanctions resolution. It directs a UN sanctions committee to "intensify its work to strengthen enforcement of resolution 2270," which was adopted in March after North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test and fired a rocket. The United States and China agreed on the statement but its adoption was delayed after Russia requested more time to consider the text, diplomats said. The statement was now likely to be adopted during the weekend or next week, they said. The measure strongl...

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