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Published:June 12th, 2009 18:55 EST
UN Imposes Tough Sanctions On North Korea

UN Imposes Tough Sanctions On North Korea

By SOP newswire3

12 June 2009 " The United Nations Security Council today imposed tougher sanctions on the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including a tighter arms embargo and new financial restrictions, following the nuclear test conducted by the East Asian nation last month.

By unanimously adopting resolution 1874, the 15-member body condemned the 25 May nuclear test conducted in violation and flagrant disregard of relevant Council resolutions, particularly 1695 (2006) and 1718 (2006).

It also demanded that the DPRK not conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology. 

The Council imposed a series of measures on the DPRK that include tougher inspections of cargo suspected of containing banned items related to the country`s nuclear and ballistic missile activities, a tighter arms embargo with the exception of light weapons and new financial restrictions.