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Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning

AFP  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump today described the latest batch of UN-backed sanctions against North Korea as a "very small step" that must lead to tougher measures.

Sustaining a tough tone in the face of North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons tests, Trump indicated that he would continue to press for sanctions designed to make the regime recalculate its strategy.

"We think it's just another very small step - not a big deal," Trump said of the sanctions agreed yesterday.

The Security Council unanimously slapped a ban on textile and restricted shipments of products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test.

The measures stopped well short of an embargo that had been seeking, but which is opposed by

"Those sanctions are nothing compared to ultimately what will have to happen," Trump said, indicating he would continue to press

"It's nice to get a 15 to nothing vote," he added.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 23:42 IST