March 7th, 2013
10:20 AM ET

U.N. adopts new North Korea sanctions

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday for a resolution strengthening sanctions on North Korea.

The Security Council resolution targeting North Korea and its nuclear program includes tough new financial sanctions, travel restrictions, and inspection powers.

"These sanctions will bite and bite hard," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice told reporters after the unanimous resolution vote on Thursday.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Okay, now I'm worried. North Korea has "vowed" to nuke the US if these new sanctions were passed. We just don't learn, do we ? Hold me, I'm scared.

    March 7, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. Your wife will fulfill that duty, dear man.

      March 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    No telling what a cornered despot will do....but like any trapped animal, they won't lay down and play nice!

    March 7, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Yeah, they might decide to lob something at S Korea, but attacking the mainland US, and especially DC ? That's not very likely. Even if they made the mistake to attempt that, their continued exixtence would be calculated in minutes.

    March 7, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ricky

    I'm not scare I'm ready to join military if they need me to fight!

    March 7, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      If we were to get directly attacked, you wouldn't have to worry about "joining". They'll just come and get you.
      And BTW, you do realize that my comment above was sarcasm, right ?

      March 7, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    good morning folks.
    Your sarcasm is well placed@bobcat
    I'm not worried for us but the Peninsula and the consequences of a conflict there. needless to say that provocation is not one sided.

    March 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Just as the consequences of an attack on Iran. devastating not only for the region but the world.

    March 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Too true @ saywhat. Lets hope the powers to be dont place us in the position to have to find those consequences in regards to Iran eh?

    March 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    'N.Korea is years away from a capability of delivery" US
    'Iran nuclear threat is over-hyped" Hans Blix -UN

    March 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good Morning saywhat

    I agree with you 100% on that. Let's just hope that NKs leadership really isn't stupid. China keeps NK propped as a buffer zone between us and them. If NK makes us have to come after them, then we all know that China will also be involved, again.
    And this provocation on our part is really asinine. It's tantamount to poking a rabid dog with a stick.

    March 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Rightly said @bobcat
    @chrissy unfortunately the "Power' that be is driven from elsewhere on this subject.

    March 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ronvan

    WOW! Here we go again! How do you try and talk to, control, influence a delusional, "leader" that doesn't give a hoot about his own people? A "pre emptive strike"? This, for me, is a "step to far"! So maybe he cannot hit the U.S.A., but what about SK or Japan? IF he were to use a nuke (s) you would think that he and his followers would understand that they just committed suicide? NO one, including China would support an action like that!

    March 8, 2013 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. USA Bob

    You mean, Dennis Rodman didn't get this all sorted out? So what was the point of the CIA sending him over there?

    March 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |