John McCain to N Korea: Aggression will lead to 'extinction'

North Korea's anxious neighbors on Tuesday cautiously welcomed the passage of new United Nations sanctions against the regime. America wanted a ban on all oil flowing into North Korea, but that didn't make it into the resolution.

"My hope is that the regime will hear the message loud and clear and it will choose a different path", US ambassador Robert Wood told the Conference on Disarmament.

The South Korean government issued a similar statement the same day.

Washington has dangled the prospect of military action in the North, and threatened to cut economic ties with countries that continue to trade with the it - around 90 percent of the North's external commerce is with China.

A Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favoUr and no vetoes to pass. The council has unanimously adopted eight resolutions since 2006 gradually ratcheting up sanctions on North Korea over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

"We also won't open new accounts now". Beijing and Moscow - which generally take Pyongyang's side - pushed back hard against these measures.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "ready to use a form of ultimate means", Han said without elaborating.

Japan and France are said to be on board with the U.S. furthering sanctions on North Korea.

"I could imagine such a format being used to end the North Korea conflict".

Russia and China have also expressed concern about the humanitarian impact of strengthening sanctions on North Korea.

The push for a green light for military action was included in a sweeping U.S. draft Security Council resolution that would ban Pyongyang's export of oil, liquid gas, and textiles, and forbid the employment of North Korean laborers, who are required to send home a big chunk of their earnings.

Blocking textile exports and cutting off the flow of oil from China would potentially be crippling measures.

The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said it had been conducting tests on land, air and water samples since shortly after the North Korean nuclear test on Sunday.

North Korea's nuclear weapons programme must be halted before it develops a ballistic missile capable of hitting London, according to the Defence Secretary.

Sir Michael, on potential Nato involvement to defend its allies, added: "Guam is part of the United States, it's United States sovereign territory and the United States, of course, under the United Nations, has the right to ask other members of the United Nations to join in its self-defence".

"Sanctions against North Korea are likely to fuel their cybercrime activity", said Bryce Boland, Singapore-based chief technology officer with FireEye.

The red top gained an exclusive interview with one of the tyrant's closest friends - Italian senator Antonio Razzi, strangely enough - who informed him that his love for the Red Devils and how he hardly misses a chance to watch the world's best club and continental tournaments.

According to a specialist of the folder, requesting anonymity, Washington has begun in the beginning of the weekend to circulate a " new amended text ".

  • Leon Brazil