Germany, US call for UN sanctions against North Korea

(VOVWORLD) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump on Monday condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test and urged the United Nations to quickly approve tougher sanctions against Pyongyang. 
Germany, US call for UN sanctions against North Korea - ảnh 1German Chancellor Angela Merkel strongly condemns North Korea's nuclear test (Photo: AFP/VNA)

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said the two leaders in a phone call called North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test an unacceptable escalation. Merkel and Trump called on the international community to continue to exert pressure on North Korea and the UN Security Council to quickly adopt stricter sanctions.

Merkel said Berlin will push sanctions through the European Union to punish Pyongyang’s violation of international law and promote a peaceful resolution to the North Korea nuclear issue. 

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