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  Adar 25, 5773 , 07/03/13

UN Increases Sanctions on North Korea

The Security Council of the United Nations voted 15-0, Thursday, to approve a draft of a resolution to increase sanctions on North Korea, following the Communist country's recent nuclear-weapons test. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the resolution sends an uncompromising message that the international community will not tolerate a nuclear arms race.

Referring to North Korean threats of nuclear war, United States Ambassador Susan Rice said, "North Korea will achieve nothing by continued threats and provocation."

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