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    US, Japan Top Diplomats Say N. Korea Missile Test Serves as Sanctions Call

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    he US State Department said that North Korea's latest missile test serves as a call for all countries to impose stricter sanctions on Pyongyang.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — North Korea's latest missile test serves as a call for all countries to impose stricter sanctions on Pyongyang, the US State Department said in a statement on Tuesday after a phone call between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

    "Both Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Minister Kishida agreed that the DPRK's [North Korea’s] latest provocation served as another call for all nations to impose far stronger sanctions against the DPRK," the statement said.

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