The Group of Seven calls for “strict” sanctions against North Korea
The Group of Seven countries criticized, on Sunday evening, North Korea’s “reckless” launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, calling on the UN Security Council to take more “strict” measures to stop these tests.
The group’s foreign ministers said, in a statement, that Pyongyang’s repeated missile launches further destabilize the region, despite the international community’s calls for peace and stability.
Washington is seeking to rein in North Korea, which has tested a missile capable of reaching the US mainland, an official said Friday.
The statement called for a united and strong response from the international community, including the need for further significant action by the UN Security Council.
The group includes France, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, Britain and America, while a representative of the European Union added his voice to this statement.
The G7 statement reiterated the need to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program in a verifiable manner, stressing that this “isolated country” will never have the status of a nuclear-weapon state.