North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un
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US seeks UN sanctions targeting North Korea diplomats

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.

Washington's UN ambassador Susan Rice said they would be "some of the toughest sanctions" the UN had imposed.

Li Baodong, China's UN envoy, said a "strong signal" had to be sent following North Korea's third and most powerful nuclear test last month.

Jonathan Marcus reports.

  • 05 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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