European Union foreign ministers approve new sanctions on N. Korea

Posted October 17, 2017

According to Sky News, #Boris Johnson the Foreign Secretary said in a statement: " North Korea continues to pose a threat which is unacceptable to the worldwide community, which is why the United Kingdom, working closely with the European Union, has secured a set of stringent new sanctions.

After North Korea threatened Sydney on Saturday, two Australian ministers clarified that their country's support for the US and South Korea will continue.

But Ms Bishop played down the prospect of any military strikes on Australia, and labelled North Korea's behaviour "provocative, illegal and threatening".

Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg signed off a new package of measures including a ban on investments in North Korea and on European Union exports of oil to Pyongyang.

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The EU said the new steps were taken because of the "persistent threat to worldwide peace and stability" posed by North Korea's government.

"Australia is showing risky moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the USA", said the North Korean spokesperson.

She demanded the rogue state comply with new UN Security Council resolutions laid out after Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.

"We are determined to build up our nuclear forces until peace in struggle with the United States is secured", he added.

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"In the past it's been noted that North Korea has deliberately set out to embarrass China and has launched missile tests or carried out illegal nuclear tests at a time when China is showcasing the nation on the world stage".

Australia's Veterans Affairs Minister Dan Tehan echoed Bishop's remarks in an interview with Sky News.

"We will continue to do everything we can to protect and help and support our allies".

A leading North Korean lawmaker has said it was USA antics that compelled Pyongyang to develop and successfully test what was by far its most powerful nuclear weapon yet.

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