Nuclear test sanction threat

The United Nations says it "strongly condemns" North Korea's nuclear test. The United States is calling for an increase in sanctions against the communist state.

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Hague urges China to put 'pressure' on North Korea

Foreign Secretary William Hague has urged China to use its diplomatic leverage with North Korea by supporting fresh sanctions against the regime.

There is additional pressure which can be placed on North Korea, additional sanctions that can be put in place, but of course have the most effect if they have the strong support of China - a key nation in this regard.

China agreed that there would be significant action if this happened so we will now look to them to discuss this matter with them.

– William Hague, Foreign Secretary

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