03 June 2017

News Story: U.S., China to seek new U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution on N. Korea

NEW YORK, June 1 (Yonhap) -- The United States and China are expected to seek a new U.N. Security Council resolution blacklisting more North Korean people and entities in an effort to increase pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, a news report said Thursday.

U.S. and Chinese diplomats have negotiated new sanctions on Pyongyang for the past five weeks, and the 15-nation Security Council could hold a vote on a draft resolution as early as Friday, Reuters reported, citing unidentified diplomats.

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