UN bans racing cars for N. Korea, but no stopping the bomb
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN Security Council will ban the export of racing cars to North Korea on Thursday and launch an international hunt for its diplomats carrying suitcases of cash.
But no-one expects Pyongyang to halt its campaign of nuclear provocation.
Following an agreement between the United States and China, the 15-member council will put North Korea under one of the toughest sanctions regimes ever ordered as a punishment for its February 12 nuclear bomb test.
But the hot-tempered North Korean government gave its response before details of the proposed sanctions were even released - threatening to pull out of the armistice that halted the 1950 to 1953 Korean War.