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Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron call for tougher sanctions against N Korea

This latest provocation by the ruler in Pyongyang has reached a new dimension: Germany

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French President Emmanuel Macron with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg
French President Emmanuel Macron with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg on Saturday. Photo: AP/PTI

German Chancellor and French President on Sunday jointly condemned North Korea’s biggest to date and called for tougher sanctions against  

The German government said Merkel and Macron spoke on the phone, with both strongly condemning the new in North Korea. “This latest provocation by the ruler in has reached a new dimension,” it added. 


Merkel and Macron agreed that North Korea was violating law and that the community must react decisively to this new escalation, Berlin said. “In addition to the United Nations Security Council, the also has to act now. The Chancellor and the President expressed their support for a tightening of sanctions against North Korea,” the statement said.


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First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 01:48 IST
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