UNITED NATIONS, March 5 A draft U.N. Security
Council sanctions resolution Washington has agreed on with
Beijing targets illicit activities by North Korean diplomats and
Pyongyang's banking relationships, U.S. envoy to the United
Nations Susan Rice said on Tuesday.
"For the first time ever, this resolution targets the
illicit activities of North Korean diplomatic personnel, North
Korean banking relationships, (and) illicit transfers of bulk
cash," Rice told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the
Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong told Reuters the council was
aiming to vote on the resolution on Thursday. The draft
sanctions resolution is a response to North Korea's third
nuclear test last month.
(Reporting By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols; Editing
by Doina Chiacu)