06 September 2017

News Story: Moon says will not tolerate additional provocation from N. Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in
SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to immediately halt all its provocations Monday, saying his country will not tolerate anymore.

"President Moon said the country will not overlook any additional provocation from now while expressing his intention to take punitive measures under cooperation with the international community, including the most powerful sanctions and pressure, stressing the need for strong and practical measures that North Korea can feel keenly," the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said of Moon's telephone talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The conversation between the two leaders came one day after the communist North staged its latest and possibly the most powerful nuclear test so far.

It also came at the request of the German leader, who wanted to personally hear about the "shocking news" from the South Korean president and express the support of her country, as well as the European Union, for South Korea, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun.

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