EDITH M. LEDERER
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice says a U.S.-China draft resolution to punish North Korea for its recent nuclear test would impose some of the toughest sanctions ever ordered by the United Nations.
Rice told reporters after circulating the draft to Security Council members Tuesday that it would further impede the growth of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.
She said the fourth sanctions resolution would for the first time target illicit activities of North Korean diplomats and illicit banking relationships and cash transfers.
Rice said the resolution pledges to take further measures if North Korea carries out another missile launch or nuclear test.
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