China delays U.S. bid to sanction North Koreans at U.N.


Reuters | Beijing | Updated: 20-01-2022 23:39 IST | Created: 20-01-2022 23:38 IST
China delays U.S. bid to sanction North Koreans at U.N.
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China delayed a U.S. bid to impose U.N. sanctions on five North Koreans on Thursday, diplomats said, a day after Pyongyang suggested it may resume tests of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. The move by China came ahead of a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea on Thursday - the second in two weeks - after Pyongyang fired tactical guided missiles on Monday, the latest in a string of missile launches.

China told council colleagues it needed more time to study the U.S. sanctions proposal, diplomats said.

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