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North Korea to take 'corresponding measures' if UN adopts sanctions

Published Jul 14, 2017, 6:49 pm IST
Updated Jul 14, 2017, 9:09 pm IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: File)
 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: File)

Seoul: North Korea said on Friday it will take "corresponding measures" if the UN Security Council adopts another sanctions resolution in response to the North's test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week.

The North's foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency that the ICBM test was an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense against nuclear threat from the United States.

The United States has been trying to get China and Russia to back a new UN Security Council resolution imposing stiffer sanctions on North Korea following its latest missile test.

Location: South Korea, Seoul, Seoul


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