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2006-07-16 08:18:47

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was not bound by a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing weapons-related sanctions on it and insisted the country would "bolster its war deterrent" in every way. The Security Council had acted with "irresponsibility" by voting unanimously for a resolution requiring nations to prevent North Korea from acquiring dangerous weapons, an unnamed North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "Our Republic will bolster its war...

2006-07-15 21:26:38

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday for a resolution requiring nations to prevent North Korea from getting dangerous weapons and demanding Pyongyang halt its ballistic missile program. North Korea immediately "totally rejected" the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon told the council that Pyongyang's missile development served "to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia."...

2006-07-15 17:54:41

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday imposing sanctions on North Korea's dangerous weapons and condemning Pyongyang's recent missile tests. North Korea immediately "totally rejected" the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon said Pyongyang's missile development served "to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia." In response, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told...

2006-07-15 16:19:16

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday imposing weapons-related sanctions on North Korea and condemning Pyongyang's flurry of missile tests on July 5. North Korea immediately rejected the resolution. Its U.N. Ambassador Pak Gil Yon said Pyongyang's missile development served "to keep the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia." The resolution after days of haggling among...

2006-07-14 22:16:53

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council appeared close to a deal on a resolution condemning North Korea's missile launchings and averting a Chinese veto in a vote that the United States and Japan want on Saturday. The draft, which has gone through several revisions, is expected to be modified again before the full Security Council meets on Saturday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said. "My instructions are to get a vote by tomorrow (Saturday),"...

2006-07-14 20:22:33

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China said on Friday the U.N. Security Council had moved closer to a compromise resolution rebuking North Korea for its missile tests but no deal had been reached yet to prevent a veto by Beijing. China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya, said if the council voted without changing at least one key stumbling point, he "definitely" would be forced to veto the document. Shortly before the full 15-member council consulted on the prospects of a...

2006-07-14 06:32:12

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held out on Friday for a U.N. resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea for its missile tests, and said an alternative resolution proposed by China and Russia did not go far enough. It was unclear, however, whether Japan and its close security ally, the United States, were set for a showdown or a compromise with Beijing and Moscow over the missile launches, which in one short week have split regional powers over how to...

2006-07-13 10:38:08

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy. The deadlock threw the spotlight back on wrangling over a U.N. resolution censuring North Korea for its July 5 missile tests, which has pitted Japan against China and Russia. Kyodo news agency reported that Japan was now prepared...

2006-07-13 10:34:46

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy. The deadlock threw the spotlight back on wrangling over a U.N. resolution censuring North Korea for its July 5 missile tests, which has pitted Japan against China and Russia. Kyodo news agency reported that Japan was now prepared...

2006-07-13 06:47:27

By Jack Kim PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Efforts to bring North Korea back to disarmament talks were in tatters on Thursday as Pyongyang stormed out of a meeting with the South and a senior U.S. diplomat left the region after a week of shuttle diplomacy. The deadlock threw the spotlight back on wrangling over a U.N. resolution censuring North Korea for its July 5 missile tests, which has pitted Japan against China and Russia. Kyodo news agency reported that Japan was now prepared...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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