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EU plans to toughen sanctions against North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects ICMB-ready Hydrogen bomb
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program © KCNA / Reuters

The European Union (EU) plans to take additional moves to toughen sanctions against North Korea, TASS quoted the representative of Germany’s Foreign Ministry, Maria Adebar, as saying Wednesday.

At the same time, Berlin thinks it is necessary to solve the crisis surrounding North Korea by political methods.

Brussels has recently tightened sanctions after Pyongyang’s missile tests.

While on the other side, United States President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Wednesday that pressure should be kept up on North Korea.

The two leaders also agreed in a phone conversation that “dialogue for the purpose of dialogue was meaningless,” Reuters reported, citing a senior Japanese government official.