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European Union to hold 'extraordinary meeting' over N.Korea

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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will convene an extraordinary meeting of ambassadors next week to discuss the diplomatic crisis surrounding North Korea's nuclear arsenal, the bloc's external action service announced Friday evening.

Days before the war of words, the United Nations Security Council, in an exceptional session on Saturday, unanimously adopted the Resolution 2371 to impose new sanctions on the DPRK for ignoring previous resolutions and its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

"The Council has added 9 persons and 4 entities - including the state-owned Foreign Trade Bank (FTB) - to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions", the EU Council said in the statement. The document also obliges states not to allow vessels into their ports if they were reported as violating the sanctions regime by the UN Security Council's special committee, with exception given to cases of emergency.

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The warning is the latest in an exchange of bellicose rhetoric that has heightened concerns about a possible conflict between Washington and Pyongyang.

US President Donald Trump said Friday that the US military was "locked and loaded" to deal with the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" In response to North Korea's tests of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that could reach the USA mainland as far as Chicago and NY, the United Nations last week imposed the most severe restrictions so far aimed at curbing the country's vital export income. Pyongyang has promised a "fair response" to the sanctions, without specifying, however, what it will be.

And a day later, he told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, that his administration is looking at military options "very carefully".

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