US NKorea Sanctions

March 5, 2013 - 3:30 AM
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, then Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., sits before the committee he has served on for 28 years and led for the past four as he seeks confirmation as U.S. secretary of state, on Capitol Hill in Washington. As negotiations drag on in the U.N. Security Council on how to respond to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for Washington to impose tougher financial sanctions of its own. That’s because of concern the North’s weapons programs pose a direct threat to America, and frustration that diplomatic efforts to get the isolated regime to disarm have fallen flat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)