- Title: Merkel, South Korean president call for tougher sanctions on North Korea
- Date: 5th July 2017
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL AND SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN SHAKING HANDS MERKEL AND MOON GREETING OFFICIALS SOLDIERS MERKEL AND MOON GREETING OFFICIALS MERKEL AND MOON STANDING IN FRONT OF SOLDIERS GERMAN, SOUTH KOREAN AND EUROPEAN UNION FLAGS
- Embargoed: 19th July 2017 19:08
- Keywords: Angela Merkel Moon Jae-In North Korea sanctions
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OFXAVB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Germany and South Korea called for tougher sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday (July 5) after its test-launch of a newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile.
"This is a great threat and provocation," South Korean President Moon Jae-in said at a joint news conference in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who echoed his call for consideration of more sanctions.
Moon said he would use the G20 summit of the world biggest developed and developing economies in Hamburg this week to drum up support for tougher sanctions against Pyongyang. But he also stressed that problems with North Korea had to be resolved through peaceful diplomacy.
North Korea said on Wednesday its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) could carry a large nuclear warhead, triggering a call by Washington for global action to hold it accountable for pursuing nuclear weapons.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Defense Department said it had concluded that North Korea had on Tuesday test-launched an ICBM, which some experts believe has the range to reach Alaska and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
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