Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Robert Mugabe resigns, celebrations erupt in the streets of Harare

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Zimbabwe's end of an era

Read more

FOCUS

Video: An uncertain fate for US's transgender soldiers

Read more

THE DEBATE

Enslaved in Libya:

Read more

ENCORE!

Seal on his new album 'Standards' and why he doesn't like texting

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'The End of German Stability'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Bad news for Merkel is bad news for Europe'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwean MPs set to start impeachment proceedings against Mugabe

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US government sues to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

Read more

Asia-pacific

Draft resolution calls for enforcing past sanctions 'immediately'

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-05-29

A draft UN Security Council resolution strongly condemns North Korea's May 25 nuclear test and urges member states "immediately to enforce" previously approved sanctions against Pyongyang. The draft will be debated later on Thursday.

REUTERS - A draft resolution being circulated among key U.N. Security Council members would strongly condemn North Korea's nuclear test and urge U.N. member states to immediately enforce previously approved sanctions against Pyongyang.

The council "condemns in the strongest terms the nuclear test conducted by (North Korea) on 25 May 2009 in flagrant violation and disregard of its relevant resolutions" and "calls upon all member states immediately to enforce the measures that were put in place by resolution 1718," said the draft, which was obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

The preliminary draft was prepared by Japan and the United States. It will be discussed by the permanent council members, Japan and non-council member South Korea later on Thursday, a U.N. diplomat said.
 

Date created : 2009-05-28

COMMENT(S)