UN Strengthens North Korea Sanctions After Nuclear Test

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 2:22 PM EST) -- The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to tighten restrictions on North Korean trade and banking activity, a move that follows the country's recent nuclear weapon test and is intended to ratchet up the costs of continuing to pursue a nuclear program.

The 15-member U.N. council unanimously passed a resolution to strengthen banking and trade sanctions related to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, the U.N. said in a statement. The sanctions — which follow North Korea's Feb. 12 nuclear test — will also restrict travel...
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