11:45 GMT20 September 2020
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    US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-nam agreed on Tuesday to step up pressure on North Korea if Pyongyang continues provocative actions, South Korean KBS World Radio reported.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Blinken, Lim and Saiki met in Seoul to discuss the ongoing situation on the Korean Peninsula.

    According to the KBS World Radio, the high-ranking diplomats issued a strong condemnation of North Korea's nuclear and missile activities.

    The broadcaster added that Lim said that the international community should not tolerate Pyongyang's provocations and North Korea could face punishment and isolation from the international community.

    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula escalated after North Korea successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test in early January and put a satellite into orbit a month later, violating UN Security Council resolutions and triggering condemnation from the international community.


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