Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

White House Seeks U.N. Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

White House Seeks U.N. Consent to Interdict North Korean Ships

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration Wednesday circulated a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council that would effectively empower the U.S. Navy and Air Force to interdict North Korean ships at sea, inspect them to determine whether they are carrying weapons material or fuel into the country, and use "all necessary measures" to enforce compliance.

The language is included in a remarkably broad draft that would ban the shipment of all crude oil, refined petroleum and natural gas to North Korea.

The resolution - circulated three days after the North conducted its largest nuclear test to date - would also seek to block all the assets of Kim Jong Un, the country's leader, and virtually all the assets of the country's military and its sole political party. …

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