France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea | Reuters

PARIS France called on the European Union on Saturday to adopt additional sanctions on North Korea after South Korea said the isolated state had launched a ballistic missile from a submarine. 'We call on the international community to adopt a firm and united reaction so that North Korea stops its provocations,' a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement. 'In particular, France calls on the European Union to unilaterally adopt additional sanctions,' he said, adding that if the launch was confirmed, it would be a new violation of U.N.

Reuters April 24, 2016 09:00:15 IST
France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea
| Reuters

France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea
 Reuters

PARIS France called on the European Union on Saturday to adopt additional sanctions on North Korea after South Korea said the isolated state had launched a ballistic missile from a submarine.

"We call on the international community to adopt a firm and united reaction so that North Korea stops its provocations," a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"In particular, France calls on the European Union to unilaterally adopt additional sanctions," he said, adding that if the launch was confirmed, it would be a new violation of U.N. resolutions.

(Reporting by Michel Rose and John Irish; Editing by Alison Williams)

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