US, EU, S.Korea, Japan urge sanctions for N.Korea firms

UNITED NATIONS - The United States, European Union, South Korea and Japan have submitted a list of around 40 North Korean companies to the UN Security Council's sanctions committee for possible blacklisting due to Pyongyang's recent rocket launch, envoys said on Tuesday.
The committee, which includes all 15 Security Council members, is awaiting a response from China regarding which, if any, of the firms Beijing will consent to adding to the UN list of banned North Korean firms, diplomats told Reuters on the condition of anonymity.
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