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New UN North Korea sanctions

The UN Security Council has voted to tighten financial restrictions on North Korea after it carried out a third nuclear test and breached other trade sanctions. Pyongyang had vowed preemptive nuclear strikes against the US if the vote had been passed

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Foreign Office: North Korea poses a 'real threat'

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has welcomed the Security Council's unanimous approval of new sanctions against North Korea, warning that the country still poses a "real threat".

This Resolution expands the scope of existing sanctions on North Korea and includes tough new measures which will make it harder for it to pursue its illicit proliferation activities ...

North Korea’s development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes poses a real and increasing threat to regional and international peace and security.

– hugo swire, foreign office minister

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