Saturday, October 14, 2006
UN Imposes Sanctions
In a 15-0 vote, the UN agrees and votes on sanctions for North Korea.
The U.S.-drafted resolution allows nations to stop cargo going to and from North Korea to check for weapons of mass destruction or related supplies. But the measure specifically excludes military force.
Story here. (Hat Tip to Flopping Aces)
The only thing I can think of to say about this is: It is about time. Balls in North Korea's court now and I have to wonder what next?
I will update with North Korea's reactions when I see them.
[UPDATE] First reaction, North Korea says they consider the sanctions a "declaration of war".... and they think their threats to fire a nuclear tipped missle if we don't accede to their demands, WASN'T a declaration to us??? Bring it on Kim jong-il !!!!
My related posts on North Korea: Threats from North Korea, Threats from North Korea Part #1, Threats from North Korea Part #2, Russia and China: The UN's Weak Links, U.S. Test Points to N. Korea Nuke Blast.
Others writing about North Korea: A Blog for all, The Glittering Eye, Stop The ACLU, Hot Air, Outside The Beltway, Flopping Aces has a good rundown on the actual sanctions.