South Korea, US warn North Korea of tougher sanctions

(VOVworld) - North Korea will face additional UN Security Council sanctions further deepening its isolation if North Korea forges ahead with its long-range rocket launch. South Korea's chief nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook told the press during his visit to Washington that 6 countries involved in the 6-party nuclear talks and the UN consider any satellite launch by the North to be a clear violation of UN resolutions and a danger to global peace.

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An image obtained by Yonhap News Agency show a ballistic missile believed to have been launched from underwater near Sinpo, on the northeast coast of North Korea on May 9.
(Photo: KCNA via European Pressphoto Agency)

In another development, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that it will increase sanctions if North Korea continues with provocative activities such as activating a nuclear reactor and not complying with international commitments. He reaffirmed the US’s stance to use peaceful measures to obtain a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
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