Skip to comments.The U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on North Korea
Posted on 10/14/2006 10:54:16 AM PDT by maquiladora
The U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its purported nuclear test.
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North Korea clearly stated they would regard this as a "declaration of war". So lets see if they are as good as the promise here, as they were when they announced they planned a nuclear test.
I'll Drink To That
"The language is directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who has a long, documented record of living a life of luxury while his people wasted away in famine."
This didn't work on Saddam, why would they think it will work on dear leader?
There is no such thing. There are treaties and there is war. This is an act of war, but the UN is not sovereign, so it is the countries who allied in this act of war who are at war. If N Kor does not respond in a warlike manner, they are incapable of making war.
Well, now we'll se what actual impact such sanctions have on NK. Will Russia and China actually participate? I'll be surprised if they do.
Pickin' noses is like passing gas...everyone does it. Some more obvious than others.
I'm sure Kim is scared to death of the mighty UN.....
It is an act of war. The 'punish' thing was added by a journalist who does not have the primary conceptions either of the nature of the state or of psychology in hand.
If enforced, this will be the toughest resolution from the UN since Gulf War I.
I wonder if this is meaningful at all. I can't believe there was any trade with N. Korea. This agreement probably lets humanitarian aid through (which the army will steal) and if Iran was giving them weapons or tech before, I can't believe it was on the up-and-up. Even still, China could be a conduit for anything Lil Kim wants.
What matters is if China really wants to enforce its vote here.
UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to impose sanctions against North Korea in response to the country's claimed nuclear test.
The vote was scheduled soon after negotiators agreed on the sticking point of cargo inspections, the language over which China had expressed some concerns earlier.
Rather than mandating stop and search operations, "the resolution will say to countries to inspect as necessary all goods going in and out of North Korea," CNN's Richard Roth reported.
I heard they typed the resolution in all caps! They're serious this time.
Dear Leader is a lot more crazy. He will probably respond.
Thank You John Bolton!!
Despite the ranting from the Left, and Democrats in general, Bolton has pulled off the impossible; that is, getting China to agree to bring the matter before the Security Council in the first place. For the past 12 years, China has vetoed every attempt by the United States to bring North Korea before the Security Council. It took some persuading for that to change, and it is Bolton who deserves all of the credit for making that happen.
Maybe now we can persuade Senator Lincoln Chaffee, to lift his hold on Bolton's nomination to be permanent Ambassador to the United Nations. Now more than ever, it is vital to have someone with an even hand, and a persuasive voice in the UN. If that madman starts tossing warheads around, someone is going to have to respond. Best that we work with the UN to head things off before we get to that point...
For a country with the fith largest army in the world, thats got to be a pain.
The vote was 15-0.
The U.S.-drafted resolution allows nations to stop cargo going to and from North Korea to check for weapons of mass destruction or related supplies. But the measure specifically excludes military force.
It requires all countries to prevent the sale or transfer of materials related to Pyongyang's unconventional weapons programs. And the resolution demands nations freezes funds overseas of people or businesses connected with North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
North Korea is going to take on the whole world? Interesting. They have become proficient at eating bugs for dinner, so I guess finding food as legions of North Koreans march across china, Russia and into Europe. All they need to carry is a bottle of Crisco and a frying pan. They might even be helpful by eating up all the rats in their path.
After seeing Bolton's talk, I can anticipate the lib's in Congress to do everything in their power to prevent him from becoming permanent in his position as U.N. Ambassador.
After all, he was fabulous and very pragmatic toward the issues with the PRNK.
He is the best Ambassador we have had since Jean Kirkpatrick!
Toothless...absolutely toothless - means nothing and everyone knows it.
does the res have any teeth??
How soon until the sleeper cells in Japan are activated?
Anyway, this is a rather weak bunch of sanctions. Unfortunately, it seems like it's the best we could do with Russia and China being such pains in the rear.
Name one thing that the U.N. has done and BACKED during the past x number of years. Nothing. This will be no different.
Only if the UN bothers to enforce it.
The RATS' likely response: This resolution is another Bush Administration failure. Bush should negotiate directly with NK.
So it's not just about luxury items. Glad to hear it.
You hit the nail on the head, forget about the banning of cognac and kim's beloved movies etc....this factor is where it will get interesting, and this is where a military flare up could very easily begin.
Sheeple fear them!
So, let me guess YOUR solution is to get out of the UN?
John Bolton and the United States is the only hope for the UN.
Now we will wait to see how the Rats and their MSM lapdogs spin this good news to be something bad they can blame on Bush.
They're not stupid enough to try and invade China, Russia, or Europe. They'll fight any war in their own neighborhood.
North Korea can do plenty of damage to Japan and South Korea before they're stopped by us or other world powers. They've got terrorist sleeper cells in Japan and hundreds of thousands of South Korean civilians (as well as some US troops) would likely die if they decided to invade.
The Gulf War.
WOW! North Korea is screwed! UN Sanctions, aside from being the most damaging of all weapons, are always ruthlessly enforced. North Korea will soon be on its knees. With these UN Sanctions, North Korea will be hard pressed to do much more than fund its military and its people will struggle just to be fed - they soon will no doubt begin eating tree bark. Finally, we have shown the world that we are serious about stopping nuclear proliferation. From the standpoint of a rogue regime, UN Sanctions are even worse than military strikes. It almost makes me feel bad for Kim Jung Il.
Kirkpatrick was brilliant. She's the only woman that I would even have considered for President. Kinda reminded me of Thatcher.
It's the UN and China and Russia signed off. Translation: no teeth to be found.
I wonder how long it will be before suicide bombers take to the high seas to blow themselves up in the faces of the US Navy, much like they have done at US checkpoints in Iraq.
What a lovely couple!
Let's just face it. There's nothing we can do to NK without affecting all the people who are unfortunate enough to live there. They are forced to live under that evil man in conditions, IMO, that are unbelievably cruel. Whatever sanctions we take would only hurt those people more. Any aid that goes to the country will go to Kim first and his army second. The only answer is to assassinate Kim and the rest of his regime.
Yep, although he is "just" a man, (snicker) Bolton is proving that with the proper leadership, we can be an effective influence at the UN.
Kudos to Ambassador Bolton for his fine work!
According to the DPRK, everything is Bush's fault!
I don't understand this comment. There are an infinite number things besides treaties and war. Countries have varying levels of business with each other. This UN resolution simply imposes sanctions by countries which is not an act of war. So the term "punish" is a correct term for this.