South Korea’s presidential office has confirmed that President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump have both agreed in a telephone chat to exert stronger sanctions on North Korea.
“The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation, and exert stronger and practical sanctions on North Korea so that it realizes provocative actions leads to further diplomatic isolation and economic pressure,” Blue House spokesman Park Soo-hyun said in a televised briefing.
Two days after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on North Korea, the pariah nation for the second time in less than three weeks fired a second missile over northern Japan.
The projectile was launched at 6:57am local time on Friday (21:57 GMT Thursday) and flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the Pacific Ocean – 2,000km east of Cape Erimo according to Yoshihide Sug, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary.
Recall that a day after fresh sanctions by the UN Security Council was slammed on North Korea, the pariah nation declared that the US will “suffer the greatest pain” over its role in the imposition of the sanctions.
The threat was issued by North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, while speaking after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on his country.
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