International Sanctions

Obama vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea after missile launch

Obama vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea after missile launch

President Obama vowed Tuesday to toughen international sanctions against North Korea after its government conducted a missile test launch as world leaders gathered for summits in Asia.

Speaking with reporters after a meeting in Vientiane, the Laotian capital, with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Obama said that the two agreed to work “diligently together” on the most recent United Nations sanctions against North Korea to close loopholes “and make them even more effective.”

"The entire international community needs to implement these sanctions fully and hold North Korea accountable," Obama said on the sidelines of a summit of...

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