S. Korea balks at new measures on nuke sanctions

November 13, 2006 05:56

South Korea won't take any new measures to sanction North Korea under a UN resolution condemning its nuclear test, news reports said Monday, underscoring Seoul's reluctance to anger Pyongyang. The decision came as South Korea finalized a report to the UN sanctions committee on how it would carry out the unanimously adopted resolution after the North's Oct. 9 nuclear test. The report should be submitted to the committee by Monday. The resolution bans the sale of major arms to North Korea and calls for inspection of cargo entering and leaving the country. It also calls for the freezing of assets of businesses supplying the North's nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, as well as restrictions on sales of luxury goods and travel bans on Pyongyang officials.

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