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Japan will consider sanctions against N.Korea over likely nuclear test
February 12, 2013 / 4:48 AM / 5 years ago

Japan will consider sanctions against N.Korea over likely nuclear test

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will consider its own sanctions against North Korea which has appeared to have conducted a nuclear test, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) speaks to media after attending a meeting of Security Council of Japan at his official residence in Tokyo February 12, 2013 after reports of North Korea's possible nuclear test. REUTERS/Issei Kato

“I have ordered that we consider every possible way to address this issue, including our own sanctions, while cooperating with other countries,” Abe told reporters after a meeting of Japan’s security council.

North Korea likely conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, said South Korea’s defence ministry, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Reporting by Stanley White

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