“Watered down” UN Resolution 1718 passed 15-1

14 October 2006: Although UN Resolution 1718 imposing sanctions on North Korea was passed at about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, it is a significantly less restrictive version of what was proposed by the United States. Mandatory inspection of ships and cargo from North Korea, the world’s leading proliferators of missile technology, was rejected by Russia and China.