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    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government on Sunday to prepare a draft of unilateral sanctions against North Korea after it had carried out a nuclear test, the cabinet secretary said.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was quoted by Kyodo news agency as saying that the government must be prepared to tighten sanctions on Pyongyang to restrain its nuclear ambition.

    The move hours after Japan’s Asian Affairs Bureau chief Kenji Kanasugi and US special representative for North Korea Sung Kim told reporters they had agreed to come up with the strongest possible measures against Pyongyang. They said they would be working together as well as unilaterally.

    On Friday, Pyongyang confirmed that it tested a nuclear technology for the second time this year. This was the fifth nuclear test so far and reportedly the biggest ever.


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