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U.N. Moves Toward 'Punitive' Actions for N. Korea

Diplomats at the United Nations say they are making progress on a resolution to punish North Korea for going ahead with an apparent nuclear weapons test. The Bush administration has proposed a list of sanctions to target North Korea's small elite and the secretive nation's weapons programs.

China's U.N. ambassador says North Korea must face "some punitive actions" for testing a nuclear device, suggesting that Beijing may be willing to impose a form of sanctions against Pyongyang.

The U.N. Security Council continues to seek a Chapter 7 resolution stiffening sanctions against North Korea. The United States wants international inspections of North Korean cargo vessels.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton told reporters Tuesday that North Korea has engaged in a variety of covert methods to proliferate and acquire missile technology.

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