U.N. Security Council set to meet on North Korea
March 5th, 2013
02:46 AM ET

U.N. Security Council set to meet on North Korea

By Richard Roth and Jethro Mullen

The U.N. Security Council is expected to meet Tuesday to consider a proposed resolution to authorize more sanctions against North Korea following the secretive regime's controversial nuclear test last month.

Pyongyang said the underground nuclear blast it conducted on February 12 was more powerful than its two previous detonations and used a smaller, lighter device, suggesting advances in its weapons program.

It was the first nuclear test the isolated state has carried out since its young leader, Kim Jong Un, inherited power in December 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, who made building up North Korea's military strength the focus of his 17-year rule.

Like the regime's previous tests in 2006 and 2009, the move prompted widespread international condemnation, as well as a promise of tough action at the United Nations.

The United States and China, a key North Korean ally, have been negotiating for weeks on the wording of a proposed Security Council resolution.

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  1. Kenneth MacKenzie

    .. The US should have made efforts to stop N. Korea’s Nuclear programs like the US currently is applying against Iran.
    .. “NO MISSILES NEEDED!” Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines (rated 60 Kilotons. Horoshima was 20KT) are currently concealed inside of & under feet of US & Europe. SEE: U.S. House Hearing 106-158 chaired by U.S. House Rep. Dan Burton. Further testimony by Sen. Lugar.
    ..Again, to “falsehood journalists”: “NO MISSILES ARE NEEDED for delivery of Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines, which cannot be detected on radar & cannot be shot down once underground inside backyards of United States, Wash, DC, NY, OH, MI, GA, FL, IL, TX, CA, etc., etc!”
    ..U.S. proposed "Anti MIssile Shield" is obsolete like the "Maginot Line" in France before WW2. Wasted money!
    ..SEE: U.S. House Hearing. 106-158. Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines are one-man portable, carried as backpack or “suitcase nuke” from a small boat or Kayak at the US coastline to your city.
    .. Alleging “missile delivery” of these weapons has been recognized as a “ruse” by top military planners since the “Cold War” when these Nuclear Landmines were being “seeded” by the U.S. & the Soviet Union.
    ..Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines are inside the U.S. and inside Europe & this truth is impossible to deny, unless you are mentally disabled or a very good liar.

    March 16, 2013 at 12:48 am | Reply
  2. W.

    China fears a great exodus from Korea if Un's military forces a national collapse by way of warfare. The U.S. is paralyzed with caution as the U.N. is continually impotent. There may come a time when the ultimate decision that peace from vaporization will be realized. This was a notion raised by Gen. MacArthur during the Korean conflict that got him sidelined by President Truman. It may have been premature then but relevant now. I hope that sober minds prevail and detent' leads to peaceful negotiations. Humans though, are a violent race and nihilistic.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:02 am | Reply
  3. tony

    what is agenda 21???? this has been floating around for some time.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Reply
    • VanHalen

      Maybe you mean 5150. N. Korea is a danger to themselves and their neighbors.

      March 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply

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