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Japan hopes new North Korea sanctions proposal ready in days

Japan hopes new North Korea sanctions proposal ready in days

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Japan's U.N. ambassador says he hopes a draft U.N. resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile will be finished "in days."

The United States and China said a week ago that they were making progress on a resolution that would then need to be discussed and approved by the 15-member Security Council. The U.S. gave China a proposed resolution several weeks ago.

Japan's Ambassador Koro Bessho, whose country is on the council, told reporters Tuesday that "there's been a lot of work" and discussion on the text.

He said "Japan has put in some ideas," the U.S. and China "are seriously looking into this, (and) I hope that we can get it done in days."


Updated : 2020-12-03 12:50 GMT+08:00