Reuters: UN Security Council to Vote Friday on New North Korea Sanctions

Then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, shakes hands with North Korean envoy Jo Myong-Rok before the start of meetings October 11, 2000, at the Harry S. Truman State Department in Washington. Days later, Albright became the highest-level U.S. official to visit Pyongyang in half a century and met with then-supreme leader Kim Jong Il, the late father of current head Kim Jong Un, in an effort to end hostilities. MANNY CENETA/AFP/Getty Images

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a U.S.-drafted resolution that seeks to toughen sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch, diplomats said.

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