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According to Western diplomatic sources, members of United Nations Security Council
have reached an agreement to punish North Korea for violating UN Resolution 1718 of October 14, 2006 , with the underground nuclear test on last Monday.
The representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council, United States, United Kingdom, France, China and Russia discussed the issue on Wednesday. Japan and South Korea were invited to these talks.
"There is a clear commitment to move toward sanctions," said one diplomat. And this time, Russia and China, historically reluctant to sanctions against Pyongyang, would not oppose.
The draft resolution against Pyongyang will be ready next week for further discussion and vote by the 15-nation Security Council.
The possible sanctions include extensionp of the black list of companies that help North Korea and reinforcement of the blockade of the import and export of all kinds of weapons, as the current blockade only applies to heavy weaponas.
In addition, other possibilities include increased restrictions on North Korean banking system relations with the outside world, in and out flights limitations, and individual sanctions against specific North Korean officials or businessmen.
North Korea rejected yesterday the armistice which ended the Korean War in 1953 and threatened to attack South Korea in response to Seoul's decision to join the Initiative for Proliferation Security Initiative driven by the U.S. in 2003 to prevent international trafficking in weapons of mass destruction.Read »