US condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, preparing new sanctions

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The US has joined the international condemnation of North Korea’s latest nuclear test and is preparing a package of sanctions that would “cut off North Korea economically” amid growing tensions with Pyongyang.

In a pair of tweets issued Sunday, US President Donald Trump said North Korea’s nuclear test was “very hostile and dangerous” to the US.

“North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States. . .North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success,” Trump wrote.

China, Russia and South Korea are among the nations that have voiced strong criticism of the North’s sixth nuclear test.

Trump described Pyongyang as a “rogue nation” which had become a “great threat and embarrassment” to China – North Korea’s main ally.

Experts on North Korea have warned that…

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