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US Leads Move to Impose New UN Sanctions on North Korea

The United States is seeking the quick adoption of a U.N. Security Council draft resolution on Saturday that would deprive North Korea of $1 billion a year in revenue that helps fuel its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile program.

The move for additional sanctions is in response to Pyongyang’s intercontinental ballistic missile launches July 3 and 28, which showed that the rogue nation may now have the capacity to bring the U.S. mainland and much of Europe into its crosshairs.

Diplomats say that after weeks of negotiations between the United States and China, the Security Council has scheduled a vote for 3 …read more

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