US envoy: It is time for North Korea to change course

The UN Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice has tweeted about today's unanimous vote by Security Council members to approve new sanctions against North Korea:

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The new #UN resolution increases #NorthKorea isolation and raises the cost to their leaders for defying the international community.

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The strength, breadth & severity of the #DPRK sanctions will make it much more difficult for them to pursue their WMD & missile programs.

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We regret that North Korea has again chosen the path of provocation, instead of path of peace. It’s time for North Korea to change course.

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