SEOUL (Sputnik) — Seoul considers much stronger unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang in response to its recent nuclear test that took place a month ago, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
"(South Korea) is carrying out a broad review of adopting additional independent sanctions… At the pan-government level, (Seoul) is seeking more detailed and effective sanctions measures," Cho June-hyuck, spokesman for the ministry, said in a regular briefing, as cited by the Yonhap news agency.
North Korea has been under pressure from the international community since a nuclear test and the launch of a long-range rocket early this year. On March 2, the United Nations adopted a resolution 2270 that tightened sanctions against Pyongyang. On September 9, North Korea carried out one more nuclear test at its northeastern nuclear test site.