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Section: General News - United Nations Security Council approved Friday a resolution seeking further financial sanctions and an overall arms embargo on North Korea for its recent nuclear test.
The 15-nation council unanimously passed without amendment the United States-written draft resolution banning North Korea from conducting further nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
The approval came about amidst reports North Korea is preparing to test another nuclear device.
This occurred nearly three weeks after North Korea detonated a nuclear device on May 25, almost three years after its first nuclear blast in October 2006.
A breakthrough was made Tuesday in the time-consuming negotiations among the so-called P-5 plus two - the five veto-wielding powers of the council plus South Korea and Japan - as China accepted the U.S.-written resolution following the American decision to change the word "decide" to "call on" in the draft's provisions.
Critics say China may be lukewarm to implementing the provisions for financial sanctions, …