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US, S. Korean Presidents Say N. Korea Poses Growing Threat to Global Security

Sputnik News

07:18 07.08.2017

US President Donald Trump held a telephone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the two leaders called the North Korea a growing threat to the global security, the White House press service said Sunday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – "President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss North Korea's July 28 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The two leaders affirmed that North Korea poses a grave and growing direct threat to the United States, South Korea, and Japan, as well as to most countries around the world. President Trump and President Moon welcomed the new United Nations Security Council resolution that unanimously passed 15-0," the statement said.

The sides also expressed commitment to fully implement all relevant UN Security Council resolutions against Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile activity.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution tightening the economic sanctions against North Korea in response to July's launches of ballistic missiles by Pyongyang.

The new sanctions include the full ban on the export of coal, iron and iron ore from the North Korea. The restrictions are also imposed on the increase of the number of work authorizations for the North Korean nations by the UN member states. The new resolution also bans investment activities in relation to North Korea, such as joint ventures, and designates several additional individuals for a travel ban and assets freeze, as well as imposes an assets freeze on some entities.

The UNSC has repeatedly adopted resolutions condemning North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. Despite that, Pyongyang has continued developing its nuclear and weapons program.


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