New York: United Nations Security Council delayed on its vote regarding the sanctions to North Korea in terms of its resolutions as a disciplinary action against the country’s fourth nuclear test and the rocket launch. The vote had been expected Tuesday afternoon but Russia demanded a 24 hour delay to the decision, according to the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
Support from China, the UN would be likely to take up a US-drafted resolution to aim at North Korea’s missile programmes but breaking off the main sources of fund and technological access.
This can be the hardest penalty for North Korea, but the impact of the hit would depend on China being the main benefactor of Pyongyang.
The resolution was drafted by the United States last Thursday which demands for a total arms embargo on Pyongyang, a mandatory inspection for all cargo import and export of North Korea, whether by land, sea or air, and temporarily stops imports of all products that could be used for military purposes. Russia demanded a thorough study of the document.
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said the resolution “would break new ground and represent the strongest set of sanctions imposed by the Security Council in more than two decades.” The U.N. already has imposed a number of sanctions on North Korea in response to past nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
Beijing denying support to North Korea’s January nuclear test and its February 7 ballistic missile test, demanded lenient sanctions on Pyongyang, fearing the country’s stability and triggering a surge of refugees across their border.