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North Korea slams new round of U.N. sanctions

Monday, August 07, 2017 - 01:36

North Korea denounces the latest United Nations sanctions imposed on the isolated state, while world leaders and foreign ministers hold talks about Pyongyang. Grace Lee reports.

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Indignation from Pyongyang on Monday (Aug 7) after the U.N. slapped North Korea with a new round of sanctions over the weekend. State TV on broadcasting a message slamming the move and sending a warning to the U.S. "There is no bigger mistake than the United States believing that its land is safe across the ocean," said a North Korean newsreader. That message followed a phone call between South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump.The two leaders have agreed to keep up maximum pressure on the North, although Moon is stressing that talks with Pyongyang could still be on the cards if Kim Jong Un gives up his nuclear program. North Korea's missile tests have been a key focus at the ASEAN summit in Manila, where North and South Korean representatives reportedly held a brief conversation on Sunday (Aug 6). Pyongyang's foreign minister apparently telling his opposite number that proposals to improve ties can't be taken seriously in the wake of new sanctions. Two key countries involved in those sanctions: China and the U.S. Beijing's foreign minister having this to say after a meeting with Washington's top Diplomat Rex Tillerson at the summit: "Both sides reaffirmed that we must fully and comprehensively implement this new Security Council resolution." But Chinese state media hasn't exactly throw its weight behind the sanctions or the U.S. The influential Global Times newspaper on Monday (Aug 7) slamming Washington for its "moral arrogance", and saying the North Korea situation will never be resolved until the West recognizes that it is part of the problem and not just Pyongyang.

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North Korea slams new round of U.N. sanctions

Monday, August 07, 2017 - 01:36