A Clear Message to North Korea

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday to impose financial and arms sanctions on North Korea for its reported nuclear test.  The U.S.-drafted resolution calls on North Korea to eliminate all its nuclear weapons and demands that nations freeze funds overseas of people or businesses connected with North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The United States and the international community have sent a clear message today that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons will not be tolerated.  China and Japan's support of this resolution underscores the consequences North Korea will face should they continue to reject diplomacy and continue their boycott of the Six-Party Talks.  Pyongyang needs to abandon their reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons while their people are starving due to the lack of economic growth.