Obama promises to work to tighten the noose on North Korea
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 07, 2016
SEOUL, South Korea — After months of escalating tensions and missile tests, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to work to tighten U.N. sanctions against North Korea while leaving the door open to dialogue.
His comments came a day after North Korea test-fired three missiles that South Korea’s military said traveled about 620 miles before crashing off the coast of Japan, suggesting that was a last straw.
It was the latest in a series of missile launches, with varying degrees of success, as the North flouts tightened U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed earlier this year after it conducted its fourth nuclear test and sent a satellite into orbit.
On Tuesday the U.N. Security Council once again strongly condemned the North’s missile launches and threatened “further significant measures” if Pyongyang refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.