US will 'not accept' North Korea as a nuclear state

The US will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state and will not reward it for returning to nuclear talks, the US envoy on North Korean policy Glyn Davies has said.

It follows the Security Council voting in favour of a new round of sanctions against the country.

Read his full comments here.

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New UN North Korea sanctions

The UN Security Council has voted to tighten financial restrictions on North Korea after it carried out a third nuclear test and breached other trade sanctions. Pyongyang had vowed preemptive nuclear strikes against the US if the vote had been passed