US, China agree on North Korea sanctions: UN Diplomats
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States and China have reached agreement on a new draft sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, UN diplomats said late on Monday.
The UN Security Council announced late on Monday evening that it will hold closed consultations on North Korea and non-proliferation at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) on Tuesday. The diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made, said the United States is expected to circulate a draft resolution to the full council at the meeting. Council members are then expected to send the draft to their capitals for review.
All 15 council members approved a press statement condemning Pyongyang's nuclear test and pledging further action hours after North Korea carried out its third atomic blast on Feb. 12.
The swift and unanimous response from the UN's most powerful body sets the stage for a fourth round of sanctions against Pyongyang.