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UN Considering Maritime Interdiction Among UN Sanctions

As worked out by the five veto-empowered U.N. Security Council members — the U.S., China, Russia, France and Britain — plus two of North Korea's most concerned neighbors, Japan and South Korea, the new sanctions would ban North Korea from exporting all weapons, including ballistic missiles.

What could be different this time are provisions for inspection of vessels on the high seas or in seaports if the ships are reasonably suspected of carrying prohibited arms, including nuclear- and missile-related items.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maritime interdiction would be interpreted by North Korea as an act of war.

And even though in its nascent phase of nuclear arms development, North Korea could still wield some very serious hurt on South Korea were this to happen.

The writer of this article appears to be shilling for a military confrontation with North Korea, and some in this country are looking at another war (any war) to distract the American people from what they're dealing with economically.

Ultimately, a war against North Korea is not the answer. Kim Jong-Il has appointed his successor, and is in very frail health.

Getting China to bring to bear any possible pressure to bring North Korea back to the bargaining table (with the US actually keeping its word on its promises) is a far better solution than provocation.