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THE INVESTOR

Politics & North Korea

S. Korea welcomes new UN sanctions against NK

  • PUBLISHED :September 12, 2017 - 11:31
  • UPDATED :September 12, 2017 - 11:31
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[THE INVESTOR] South Korea on Sept. 12 welcomed the UN Security Council’s adoption of a set of fresh sanctions against North Korea, saying the move is sending a “grave” warning to Pyongyang.

“The latest UNSC resolution represents the international community‘s renewed commitment not to tolerate the North’s nuclear and missile development,” the Seoul government said in a statement.

“It also sends a grave warning to the North Korean regime that its continued reckless provocations will only end up deepening its economic isolation and diplomatic pressure,” it added.

The UNSC adopted the latest resolution in the wake of the North’s sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation test conducted on Sept. 3. This marked the ninth sanctions resolution the council has adopted against the North since 2006, when it carried out its first nuclear test.

By Alex Lee and newswires (alexlee@heraldcorp.com)
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