Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Sanctions For North Korea

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A United Nations committee has added a number of North Korean individuals and firms to a sanctions blacklist.

Five individuals, five firms and two weapons-related items are subject to the new sanctions regime.

A UN resolution in June toughened sanctions against North Korea after it conducted nuclear and missile tests.

The last time the UN imposed sanctions on Pyongyang, it responded by carrying out a nuclear test, says the BBC's Laura Trevelyan in New York.

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