China Backs N. Korea Sanctions

    This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on February 22, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) inspecting a firing exercise by a sub-unit under Korean People's Army large combined unit 526 at undisclosed place in North Korea.   AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS   ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS        (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kim Jong Un inspecting firing exercise on Feb. 22. (KNS/AFP/Getty)

    The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously voted to approve new sanctions punishing North Korea for its continued testing of nuclear weapons—and this time China threw its support behind the sanctions. The announcement comes hours after North Korea unleashed a nuclear threat against the United States, vowing to “engulf Washington in a sea of fire.” An anonymous spokesman for Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry earlier insisted that the country planned to exercise its right for “preemptive nuclear strikes on the headquarters of the aggressors.”

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