US calls for UN vote

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

THE United States has called for a vote to­mor­row on a UN res­o­lu­tion that would im­pose the tough­est-ever sanc­tions on North Korea, a move that could lead to a showdown with the coun­try’s big­gest trad­ing part­ner, China, and its neigh­bour Rus­sia.

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion adopted a new ap­proach with this res­o­lu­tion, cir­cu­lat­ing an Amer­i­can draft on Tues­day and set­ting a vote six days later. With pre­vi­ous sanc­tion res­o­lu­tions, the US spent weeks and some­times months ne­go­ti­at­ing the text with China and then pre­sent­ing a res­o­lu­tion to the rest of the Se­cu­rity Council for a vote.

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