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America warns of sanctions on countries backing North Korea

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Updated: 07:26 GMT, May 17, 2017 | Published: 05:48 GMT, May 17, 2017 |
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The United States said on Tuesday (May 16) it believed it could persuade China to impose new U.N. sanctions on North Korea following its latest ballistic missile test and warned that Washington would also target and “call out” countries supporting Pyongyang.

Speaking to reporters ahead of a closed-door U.N. Security Council meeting on the missile launch, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also made clear that Washington would only talk to North Korea once it halted its nuclear program.

“If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea we will call you out on it, we will make sure that everyone knows who you are and we will target sanctions toward you as well,” Haley said.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday (May 14) that landed in the sea near Russia, which experts said signaled major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could target the United States.

The United States has been discussing possible new U.N. sanctions with Pyongyang’s ally and neighbor China since a failed missile test about two weeks ago.