联合国将批准对朝鲜核项目实施严厉制裁 UN Set to Approve Tough Sanctions on N.Korea Nuke Program

07 March, 2013

针对平壤最近进行核试验,联合国安理会准备批准对朝鲜实施严厉的新制裁,尽管平壤发出警告说,将对此做出回应,废除已经存在60年的朝鲜停战协定。

外交官们说,联合国安理会将于星期四就美国起草的一项决议案进行表决,该决议案是联合国对朝鲜实行一些迄今为止最严厉的制裁。

韩国外交部发言人赵泰永说,首尔对这项决议草案感到满意。这项决议案看来已经得到安理会所有15个成员国的支持。

这项决议案规定,断绝有助于平壤核项目及导弹项目的一切金融服务和资金转帐,对朝鲜有关人员实行更严格的旅行禁令,并加强对进出朝鲜的货物的检查。

在安理会就这项决议案进行表决之前,朝鲜威胁要废除结束朝鲜战争的1953年停战协定,并宣布举行一系列军事演习,与美国和韩国的军演抗衡。有报道说,朝鲜目前采取措施,对公共交通系统进行伪装,并播送本国公民支持开战的言论。

韩国誓言如果朝鲜做出任何军事行动,韩国方面就要采取迅速的报复。韩国国防部说,首尔当局密切监视边界情况。

The U.N. Security Council is set to approve tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, despite warnings from Pyongyang that it will end a 60-year-old ceasefire with South Korea in response.

Diplomats say the council will vote early Thursday on the U.S.-drafted resolution, which would impose some of the strongest sanctions ever ordered by the United Nations.

South Korean foreign ministry spokesperson Cho Tai-young says Seoul is satisfied with the draft text, which appears to have the support of all 15 Security Council members.

The resolution would block any financial services or money transfers that help Pyongyang's nuclear or missile programs. It would also tighten travel bans and strengthen inspections of cargo into and out of North Korea.

Ahead of the vote, North Korea has threatened to void the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean war. It has also announced a series of military exercises to compete with drills being held by the U.S. and South Korea.  Reports say Pyongyang has been taking steps to camouflage public transport and broadcast messages from citizens in favor of war.

The South has vowed swift retaliation in the event of any North Korean military action. Defense ministry spokesperson says Seoul is closely monitoring the border.