United Nations Security Council http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27306/all en UN Security Council plans vote on expanding North Korea sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council plans to vote later on Tuesday on a draft resolution that condemns North Korea for its December rocket launch and calls for tightening existing U.N. sanctions, council diplomats said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations United Nations Security Council Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:45:53 +0000 5737871 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany says UN should mull more sanctions against N.Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/germany-says-un-should-mull-more-sanctions-against-nkorea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United Nations should consider more sanctions against North Korea as a response to Pyongyang's third nuclear test, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Condemning the test "in the strongest possible terms", Westerwelle said in a statement: "Further sanctions against the regime in Pyongyang should now be considered."</p> <p>He welcomed the fact that the UN was expected to hold an emergency session later on Tuesday. "The international community must have a clear position as a response to this new provocation," stressed Westerwelle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/germany-says-un-should-mull-more-sanctions-against-nkorea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guido Westerwelle Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:45:17 +0000 5753445 at http://www.globalpost.com Text of UN Council statement on N. Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/text-un-council-statement-n-korea-nuclear-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Text of UN Security Council statement on North Korea's nuclear weapon test agreed on Tuesday by the 15-nation body:</p> <p>"The members of the Security Council held urgent consultations to address the serious situation arising from the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).</p> <p>"The members of the Security Council strongly condemned this test, which is a grave violation of Security Council resolution 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009) and 2087 (2013), and therefore there continues to exist a clear threat to international peace and security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/text-un-council-statement-n-korea-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:40 +0000 5753695 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S., China in tentative deal on UN N.Korea sanctions draft-envoys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/blank-headline-received-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, March 4 (Reuters) - The United States and China have struck a tentative deal on a draft U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution that would punish North Korea for its third nuclear test last month, U.N. diplomats said on Monday.</p> <p>Separately, the U.N. press office announced that Russia, which holds the presidency of the 15-nation Security Council this month, will convene closed-door consultations on North Korea at 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) in New York on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/blank-headline-received-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> South Korea United Nations Security Council Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:30:06 +0000 5773442 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Council to discuss N. Korea nuclear sanctions Tuesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/un-council-discuss-n-korea-nuclear-sanctions-tuesday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN Security Council will meet Tuesday to discuss new sanctions the United States and its allies want to impose on North Korea for its nuclear weapon test last month, diplomats said.</p> <p>The meeting was called by the Security Council presidency amid signs that the United States and China are close to an accord on new action against the isolated North over its February 12 atomic blast, diplomats added.</p> <p>"There won't be a vote on Tuesday, but it could come soon," a UN diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/un-council-discuss-n-korea-nuclear-sanctions-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations United Nations Security Council AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 03:00:37 +0000 5773459 at http://www.globalpost.com UN to discuss N. Korea sanctions after China, US deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/un-discuss-n-korea-sanctions-after-china-us-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN Security Council will meet Tuesday to discuss new sanctions against North Korea agreed by the United States and China, diplomats said.</p> <p>The closed door meeting was called by the Security Council presidency for 11:00am (1600 GMT). US and Chinese diplomats were to tell the other 13 council members of progress in their talks on action over the isolated North's February 12 atomic blast.</p> <p>"There won't be a vote on Tuesday, but it could come soon. This is a sign that a draft resolution is about to be handed out," a UN diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/un-discuss-n-korea-sanctions-after-china-us-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment International relations North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations United Nations Security Council AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 04:30:09 +0000 5773497 at http://www.globalpost.com UN to discuss N. Korea sanctions after China, US deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/un-discuss-n-korea-sanctions-after-china-us-deal-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN Security Council will meet Tuesday to discuss new sanctions against North Korea agreed by the United States and China, diplomats said.</p> <p>The closed door meeting was called by the Security Council presidency for 11:00 am (1600 GMT). US and Chinese diplomats were to tell the other 13 council members of progress in their talks on action over the isolated North's February 12 atomic blast.</p> <p>"There won't be a vote on Tuesday, but it could come soon. This is a sign that a draft resolution is about to be handed out," a UN diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/un-discuss-n-korea-sanctions-after-china-us-deal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment International relations North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations United Nations Security Council AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:16:00 +0000 5773678 at http://www.globalpost.com US calls for 'next level' sanctions on N. Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/us-calls-next-level-sanctions-n-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to hit North Korean diplomats and "illicit" cash transfers with sanctions to step up pressure over the isolated state's nuclear program.</p> <p>US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said China had agreed on "next level" sanctions against the North and that she hopes for a vote by the 15-member council this week.</p> <p>The text of a draft resolution was handed to other council members at a closed meeting on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/us-calls-next-level-sanctions-n-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:19:01 +0000 5774072 at http://www.globalpost.com UN Security Council condemns peacekeepers' capture by Syria rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/blank-headline-received-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned the seizure of a group of U.N. peacekeepers by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights and demanded their immediate release.</p> <p>"The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the detention of a group of more than 20 peacekeepers ... by armed elements of the Syrian opposition," Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, this month's president of the 15-nation council, told reporters. (Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Sandra Maler)</p> Asia Fertile Crescent United Nations Security Council Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:45:47 +0000 5775310 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan extends unilateral sanctions on DPRK for two years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/japan-extends-unilateral-sanctions-dprk-two-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Japan decided on Friday to extend its own sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for two years due to the DPRK's provocative actions, APA reports quoting Xinhua.</p><P>The decision was made at a cabinet meeting, marking the ninth extension of Japan's sanctions against the DPRK, as the current sanctions will expire on April 13.</p><P>Japan has unilaterally imposed sanctions on the DPRK, including ban on trade and port calls, since the latter conducted its first underground nuclear test in 2006.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/japan-extends-unilateral-sanctions-dprk-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:45:53 +0000 Asianet 5802880 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan extends unilateral sanctions on DPRK for two years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/japan-extends-unilateral-sanctions-dprk-two-years-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Japan decided on Friday to extend its own sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for two years due to the DPRK's provocative actions.</p><P>The decision was made at a cabinet meeting, marking the ninth extension of Japan's sanctions against the DPRK, as the current sanctions will expire on April 13.</p><P>Japan has unilaterally imposed sanctions on the DPRK, including ban on trade and port calls, since the latter conducted its first underground nuclear test in 2006.</p><P>On Feb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130405/japan-extends-unilateral-sanctions-dprk-two-years-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council Asianet Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:47:52 +0000 Asianet 5803009 at http://www.globalpost.com German foreign ministry summons DPRK ambassador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/german-foreign-ministry-summons-dprk-ambassador <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> German Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday to convey Berlin's concerns over rising tensions in the Korean peninsula.</p><P>Berlin was consulting with international and European partners to seek a "decisive and united" response, German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Andreas Peschke said at a regular briefing.</p><P>Tensions have been running high in the Korean Peninsula since DPRK conducted its third nuclear test on Feb.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/german-foreign-ministry-summons-dprk-ambassador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:21:07 +0000 Asianet 5806235 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea exploiting "loopholes" in sanctions, U.N. diplomat says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130516/n-korea-exploiting-loopholes-sanctions-un-diplomat-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> North Korea has continued to dodge sanctions put in place over its past missile launches and underground nuclear tests, a diplomat said after a closed-door meeting on the implementation of the sanctions held Thursday at the U.N. Security Council.</p> <p> "There are some loopholes in the implementation of the sanctions regime that are being exploited by the DPRK," British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said, citing a report by the Panel of Experts, tasked with helping a Security Council committee monitor the implementation and violations of the sanctions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130516/n-korea-exploiting-loopholes-sanctions-un-diplomat-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council Kyodo News International Fri, 17 May 2013 02:00:18 +0000 5839883 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, Africa agree to boost cooperation for Security Council reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130603/japan-africa-agree-boost-cooperation-security-council- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and African countries on Monday agreed to boost their cooperation in efforts to expand the U.N. Security Council, in which both Japan and African nations are seeking permanent membership, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.</p> <p> Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who met with presidents and top-level government officials from 10 African countries in Yokohama, said reform of the council is a common and major challenge for Japan and Africa, underlying the need for further enhancing collaboration between the two sides.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130603/japan-africa-agree-boost-cooperation-security-council-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International security Technology United Nations Security Council Kyodo News International Mon, 03 Jun 2013 04:07:11 +0000 5850496 at http://www.globalpost.com UN experts to inspect N. Korean weapons ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/un-experts-inspect-n-korean-weapons-ship-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>UN sanctions experts will go to Panama soon to investigate a North Korean ship that was intercepted carrying weapons, a US diplomat said Thursday.</p> <p>The United States and other countries have said the discovery of the weapons on the Chong Chon Gang freighter is probably a breach of UN sanctions against North Korea.</p> <p>North Korea and Cuba have said the shipment consists only of obsolete missiles and other weapons parts from the mid-20th century being sent to North Korea for repairs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130719/un-experts-inspect-n-korean-weapons-ship-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Nuclear program of North Korea United Nations Security Council AFP Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:15:14 +0000 5887836 at http://www.globalpost.com