Council of the European Union expands sanctions against North Korea

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North Korea's official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun said they volunteered after the Korea Central News Agency issued a statement on Monday condemning new sanctions imposed by the UN. China has called on South Korea and the U.S.to suspend large scale military exercises in return for the North halting its programs in order to facilitate talks.

After intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests of missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland were carried out by North Korea last week, the United Nations imposed its "most stringent" restrictions so far with the intention of cutting almost $1bn out of the country's export revenue.

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"All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the U.S. thousands of times".

"This resolution was adopted on 5 August 2017 in response to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s ongoing nuclear-weapon and ballistic missile-development activities, in violation and flagrant disregard of previous UN Security Council resolutions", the EU's statement said.

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The meeting comes as the USA and Asian nations join together to try to step up Pyongyang's economic and diplomatic isolation. ANTHONY RUGGIERO , Foundation for the Defense of Democracies: For the most part, they target North Korea's export revenue.

North Korea already has one of the largest militaries in the world with just over 1.1 million people in the active army as well as millions more in the reserves and paramilitary.

"The Chinese border towns offer the closest view you can get of North Korea if you can't get into the country itself", Wen says.

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Pyongyang promised to retaliate against the United States, which led to US President Donald Trump warning on Tuesday that Washington would respond with "fire and fury" to any possible threats.

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