European Union foreign ministers approve new sanctions on N. Korea

Jerome Frank
October 17, 2017

This was announced in a statement on North Korea, adopted at a meeting of the EU Council at the level of the foreign ministers in Luxembourg, TASS reported.

The European Union imposed new sanctions on North Korea Monday as part of worldwide efforts to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs.

They also tightened the restrictions on North Korean workers in the European Union to try to stop money being sent home that could be used to fund the disputed weapons programmes.

Keane said that the US government will try to dissuade its allies' nuclear pursuit at least while it seeks to resolve the North Korea issue through economic sanctions and diplomatic means.

"Lately, Australia is showing unsafe moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the United States against the DPRK", the KCNA said. She called the North's behavior illegal, provocative and threatening [VIDEO].

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Last month, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a tough new round of economic sanctions against North Korea in response to its September 3 nuclear test of a possible hydrogen bomb.

In August around 25 Australian defence personnel took part in the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise, a large-scale simulated military operation staged regularly by US and South Korean military forces.

The allies sought to compel the rogue country back to the negotiating table over its nuclear weapons programs.

"The Australian foreign minister personally expressed her support for the US' stand to consider all options including the use of force towards the DPRK, and turned up at Panmunjom on October 11 together with the Australian defence minister to condemn the DPRK during her visit to South Korea".

"This is a hard way, but we restated Russia's position and our opinion that apart from the talks, apart from search for yet political and diplomatic solutions in hard conditions, the situation will continue aggravating, which may have serious consequences for North Korea regarding the humanitarian component", Matvienko stressed.

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