U.S. proposals obtained by AP for sanctions against North Korea include a trade ban on military and luxury items, the power to inspect all cargo, and freezing assets connected with Pyongyang’s weapons programs…
Map locating Hwadaeri in North Korea — the site of the country’s first nuclear weapons test.
Now that North Korea has defied the international community and has conducted a nuclear test late Sunday night (U.S. EDT), sanctions appear to be the order of the day.
A senior official from the office of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton confirms that the U.S. State Department will begin work Monday on a draft Security Council resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea.
Another potential problem facing the White House, say U.N. sources, is the belief that Iranian scientists may have been present at the North Korean nuclear test.
North Korea and Iran have been known to be sharing ballistic missile and nuclear technology for some time.
Iran has the oil dollars and North Korea has the technology via China and Pakistan.
Do you think there will be a DEAL?
YUP – already has happened……
The “POINT OF NO RETURN” for Iran’s nuclear program is not far into the future.
The United States with or without the United Nations Security Council will EMBARGO North Korean ports.
Iran ‘s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the 61st United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2006. Ahmadinejad has vowed to impose retaliatory sanctions on world powers if the UN Security Council carries out threats to penalise Iran over its nuclear programme.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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