Canada summit: Nations seek more pressure on N. Korea

Jan 17, 2018, 6:10 AM EST
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned military action against N. Korea.
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At a U.S.-hosted meeting in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday, leaders from twenty nations agreed on considering fresh sanctions against North Korea’s expansion of its nuclear and missile arsenal even as China dismissed the summit describing it as a sign of America’s “cold war mentality.”

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono warned that the world should not be bluffed by North Korea’s “charm offensive,” describing Pyongyang’s dialogue with the South only as a gimmick to buy time, writes the BBC.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea to join negotiations, failing which it may face a military response, notes Reuters.