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Britain presses UN for tougher North Korea sanctions

Published 12/02/2016

Britain is seeking tougher sanctions on North Korea after its latest missile test and rocket launch
Britain is seeking tougher sanctions on North Korea after its latest missile test and rocket launch

Britain's United Nations ambassador is urging the United Nations Security Council to agree as soon as possible on a resolution imposing tough new sanctions on North Korea after its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

Matthew Rycroft said the UK was pressing for sanctions "that will go beyond traditional non-proliferation areas in order to demonstrate the seriousness of the test and the launch".

The United States and China are negotiating the text of a new resolution and the security council pledged after Sunday's launch to "expeditiously" adopt a fresh resolution with "significant" new sanctions.

The US and its allies want sanctions that go beyond the North's nuclear and missile programmes but China, Pyongyang's ally, is reluctant to impose measures that could cause the country's economy to collapse.

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