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North Korea sanctions vote on Monday

The US has warned that time is running out to act

Peter Pae & Linly Lin | Bloomberg 

The US said it would seek a vote Monday on a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea, as it pushes for fresh sanctions against the regime after its recent nuclear test. The US informed the Security Council on Friday night of its plan to call the vote, the State Department said in a brief statement, adding it would look to impose further penalties on Pyongyang. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said he hoped for a firm UN resolution, adding stronger economic penalties might lead to a change in North Korea’s behaviour. “Oil ...

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First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 23:00 IST