US warns North Korea against additional n-test

Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US has warned North Korea not to undertake another nuclear test or missile launch.

“Any future nuclear test or missile launch would be in direct violation of UN Security Council resolutions, and would lead to further pressure and isolation,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Monday at a news briefing.

“So, we would strongly discourage against that course of action,” he added, refusing to say what actions might be taken by Washington in the event of a fresh nuclear test or missile launch by North Korea, reported Xinhua.

Tensions have been running high on the Korean peninsula since North Korea conducted its third nuclear test Feb 12 in protest against joint military drills conducted by Seoul and Washington.

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  1. says: Andrew

    After the recent escalation in its rhetoric, the NK may have exhausted all the tricks it has in its bullying tactics.
    It seems it is likely to face a situation where it would lose face when it is ignored by all others.

    The international community should not resume or even consider to resume any talks with NK until it backs down by itself totally and completely.

    China should reduce its trade and particularly aid with NK each time the NK plays bully, to make NK’s life more difficulty to send signals that its wayward bully will not work in its own interests but only the contrary.

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