The UN Security Council has ordered expanded sanctions against North Korea for a banned rocket launch, triggering a defiant pledge by Pyongyang to bolster its nuclear deterrent.
The Unha-3 rocket lifts off from Cholsan county in North Korea on December 12, 2012. Pyongyang insists its December 12 rocket launch was a peaceful, scientific mission aimed at putting a satellite in space.
The Security Council on Tuesday added North Korea's state space agency, a bank, four trading companies and four individuals to the UN sanctions list, and threatened "significant action" if the North stages a nuclear test.
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