With Nod to China, UN Mulls Tougher Sanctions on North Korea

  • All vessels entering, leaving North Korea may face inspections
  • UN may vote over the weekend on more North Korea sanctions

A South Korean protester participates in a rally to oppose the possible deployment of the United States' advanced defense system THAAD, a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, on Korea Peninsula, as South Korean army soldiers pass by in front of the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

Photographer: Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

The United Nations Security Council will this weekend consider tougher sanctions on North Korea aimed at curtailing the regime’s nuclear ambitions after the country conducted a fourth nuclear test and rocket launch earlier this year.

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