UN Council hits N. Korea with sanctions over rocket launch
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday unanimously ordered new sanctions against North Korea for a banned rocket launch last month and threatened "significant action" if it stages a nuclear test.
North Korea's space agency, a bank, four trading companies and four individuals were added to the UN sanctions list for an assets freeze and travel ban.
The resolution, proposed by the United States (US), "condemned" North Korea for what it said was a "ballistic missile technology" test on Dec 12.
The North, already under tough UN sanctions for nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009, said the launch was to put a satellite in space.