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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

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