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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:05 PM
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Bush The Liar says China and Russia are going to help him with N. Korea
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Russia, China cast doubts on quick N.Korea vote
By Evelyn Leopold and Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China and Russia cast doubt on Thursday on the chances for a quick vote on a U.S.-drafted resolution imposing economic and weapons sanctions on North Korea for its reported nuclear weapons test.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton formally introduced a tough new sanctions resolution to the U.N. Security Council in hopes of securing a vote on Friday but said he was still open to changes. Japan, France, Britain and Slovakia are co-sponsors.

Russia urged the United States to await the results of a flurry of high-level diplomacy in Asia and Moscow, a call backed by China's U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya, who suggested next week for a vote.

But Bolton said: "I think that the council should try to respond to a nuclear test within the same week that the test occurred. I don't think that's too much to ask."

"We're certainly very much in favour of keeping all the diplomatic channels open, but we also want swift action and we should not let more meetings, and more meetings, and more meetings and more meetings to be an excuse for inaction," he said.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:12 PM
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1. AP headline says they OPPOSE... ...

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China on Thursday opposed tough sanctions the U.S. wants to impose against North Korea this week for its claimed nuclear test, saying they want more time to work out a more moderate response to Pyongyang's nuclear brinkmanship.

The United States and Japan, which has already imposed tough unilateral sanctions on the North to protest the reported test Monday, had initially hoped for a U.N. Security Council vote on Thursday. But if Washington wants to get China and Russia the two council nations closest to Pyongyang on board, a vote could be delayed until early next week.

China, the North's closest ally, opposes any mention of the U.N. Charter's Chapter 7, which authorizes punishments including economic sanctions, naval blockades and military actions. China and Russia want to see sanctions focus primarily on reining in North Korea's nuclear and weapons programs.

Beijing and Moscow also object to the wide scope of financial sanctions and a provision authorizing the inspection of cargo going in and out of North Korea, council diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks are private. There is concern among some diplomats that boarding North Korean ships could lead to a military response from the North.
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