EU Council expands sanctions against North Korea

Could Britain avoid being dragged into a North Korean war

Mogherini, after meeting her global counterparts in the margins of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, capital of the Philippines, has made a decision to call the extraordinary meeting, said the statement, Xinhua news agency reported.

The resolution was adopted last week in response to North Korea's on-going development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile activities.

The European Union says it has slapped sanctions on nine North Koreans and four entities including the state-owned Foreign Trade Bank, in addition to those already on its sanctions list.

"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely", Trump tweeted.

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The tit-for-tat war of words began this week after Pyongyang threatened to retaliate against Washington for new United Nations sanctions against the regime.

The EU also urged North Korea to immediately halt provocations, while calling on other related countries to seek the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through peaceful ways.

"If North Korea (DPRK) does anything in terms of even thinking about attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us". "Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible".

The measure is part of the new round of sanctions adopted on August 5 by the United Nations Security Council in response to North Korea's nuclear and missile activities in clear violation of previous U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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