Christian Science Monitor
July 23, 2010
A North Korea diplomat said there would be a ‘a physical response to the threat imposed by the United States militarily.’ He spoke as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Southeast Asia regional security forum (ASEAN) to build support for new sanctions against North Korea.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday sought unbending support for sanctions against North Korea for its alleged torpedoing of a South Korean warship in March. Her remarks come days ahead of joint South Korea-US war games that have drawn threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.
Speaking to foreign ministers in Hanoi at the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Asia’s largest annual gathering on security issues, Mrs. Clinton called for UN economic sanctions against North Korea to be implemented “fully and transparently.”
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