France, U.K., Japan want North Korea sanctions vote
UNITED NATIONS | France, Britain and Japan are hoping for a speedy vote on a U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile — but Russia says the text still needs to be discussed and there’s no agreement yet.
The United States gave China, North Korea’s neighbor and ally, a proposed resolution several weeks ago.
But Russia’s new U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said there has been no discussion yet among the five permanent members of the Security Council — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — so “there was no agreement yet.”