European Union extends pressure on North Korea

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

"This resolution was adopted on 5 August 2017 in response to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s ongoing nuclear-weapon and ballistic missile-development activities, in violation and flagrant disregard of previous UN Security Council resolutions", the EU's statement said.

Mogherini, after meeting her global counterparts in the margins of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, capital of the Philippines, has made a decision to call the extraordinary meeting, said the statement.

The EU move means that 62 people and 50 entities, like companies, organizations or banks, are now under sanctions in line with the United Nations list.

Pyongyang then said that it was considering attacking the US Pacific island territory of Guam.

"China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten USA soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral", it added.

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State news agency KCNA has reported such mobilisations all over the country on Thursday and Friday.

On Tuesday, Trump issued a controversial warning to the DPRK, saying that threats from the country would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".

China on Friday called on the United States and the DPRK to refrain from their exhausted approach of flaunting power and raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea said Saturday that almost 3.5 million youths and retired soldiers have filed a request to enlist or reenlist in the military to retaliate against the United States over the latest economic sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council.

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