The United States and China reached an agreement Wednesday on imposing new U.N. sanctions on North Korea for its recent nuclear test and long-range missile launch.
Details have yet to be released on the proposed measure. The U.N. Security Council is set to hold closed consultations on the issue Thursday. The U.S.-China agreement is expected to be discussed during those talks.
The announcement came as China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, visits Washington, where he met Tuesday with Secretary of State John Kerry and Wednesday with National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
U.S. National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Rice and Wang agreed on a “strong and united” response to the North Korean tests, including new U.N. sanctions.
South Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck Thursday called the draft resolution “strong and comprehensive.”
Source : VOA