NEW YORK, June 10 (RIA Novosti) - A draft resolution containing sanctions against North Korea over Pyongyang's recent nuclear tests has been submitted to a closed session of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.
Earlier the five permanent members of the council - Russia, China, the United States, France and Britain - as well as Japan and South Korea, coordinated the text of the draft.
The measures proposed include inspection of North Korean vessels in open sea, although that would not be compulsory. The United States had insisted that the resolution demand UN members hold such inspections without fail.
The six-page text is expected to be approved by all Security Council members.
North Korea carried out a nuclear test on May 25, a move condemned on the same day by the Security Council, which decided to urgently formulate a relevant resolution.
The five-plus-two format talks, involving the permanent members, Japan and South Korea, were held for over two weeks.
After unsuccessful attempts by diplomats to coordinate specific measures to influence Pyongyang, Russian envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said last week that although the resolution would contain sanctions, it would not aim to impose an economic embargo on North Korea.