Trump, Moon to increase 'practical pressure' on Pyongyang

SEOUL (dpa)- The United States and South Korea agreed on Sunday to increase the pressure on North Korea, following the latter's latest missile test.
US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed to "put more practical pressure on North Korea," said a statement from Seoul.

Pyonyang "will only become more isolated diplomatically and face additional economic pressure if it continues to make provocations and eventually enter the path of collapse," the statement from Moon's office said.
North Korea on Friday launched another missile that flew over northern Japan before plunging into the Pacific, drawing condemnation from countries in the region and prompting yet another emergency session of the UN Security Council.
The missile flew about 3,700 kilometres, reaching a maximum altitude of 770 kilometres, according to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Monday over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, on top of sanctions issued five weeks ago that were expected to cut roughly 1 billion dollars from the regime's 3 billion in annual export revenue.

Sunday, September 17th 2017

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