March 7, 2013
Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, center, current president for the U.N. Security Council, listens Thursday as he confers with China’s UN Ambassador Li Baodong, left, before leading council members on a vote for tough new sanctions against North Korea for its latest nuclear test, during a meeting at U.N. headquarters. The unanimous vote by the U.N.’s most powerful body sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.
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The U.N. Security Council responded swiftly to North Korea’s latest nuclear test by punishing the reclusive regime Thursday with tough, new sanctions targeting its economy and leadership, despite Pyongyang’s threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the United States.