UN Approves N. Korea Sanctions
Security Council OKs crackdown unanimously
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2013 9:37 AM CST
North Koreans attend a rally in support of a statement given on Tuesday by a spokesman for the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army vowing to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War...   (Jon Chol Jin)

(Newser) – North Korea's threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike apparently didn't exactly strike fear in the heart of the UN Security Council, which approved harsh new sanctions on Pyongyang shortly after it convened at 10am EST this morning. The joint US-China resolution passed unanimously, reports the AP, and comes as punishment for last month's nuclear test. The sanctions are aimed at severely hamstringing North Korea, both financially and materially, in its pursuit of nuclear weapons; click for details.

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NoahBody
Mar 7, 2013 5:17 PM CST
The UN by itself is pretty wimpy, but if China is finally pissed off enough to take action, then this could possibly have some bite.
blackotter
Mar 7, 2013 2:05 PM CST
did they check with the "worm" first?
nostereotypes
Mar 7, 2013 12:33 PM CST
Another bold move by the feckless UN