US, Japan, South Korea seek additional sanctions on North Korea

Written by July 8, 2017 09:35

New Delhi: The US, Japan and South Korea today sought additional UN Security Council sanctions against the North Korean regime to send a message that there would be consequences for its destabilising actions.

The demand came after a meeting between US President Donald Trump, his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hamburg, Germany, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

According to a joint statement issued after the meeting, the leaders decided to press for the early adoption of a new UNSC resolution with additional sanctions to demonstrate to the North Korea that there are serious consequences for its destabilising, provocative, and escalatory actions.

North Korea has been conducting regular missile tests. On July 4, it tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, demonstrating the potential capability to strike Alaska.