SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to come to a dialogue table following the UN Security Council's unanimous adoption of a resolution toughening sanctions on Pyongyang.
Moon said during the meeting with his senior secretaries that the DPRK should clearly recognize the international community's firm will against the DPRK's nuclear and missile programs through the new sanctions resolution.
The new UN resolution, Moon said, was unanimously adopted in cooperation with major countries, including China and Russia, urging the DPRK to stop provocations and come to the dialogue table.
On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions on the DPRK as punishment for its recent ballistic missile test-launches. It bans the exports of seafood and minerals such as coal, iron, iron ore, lead and lead ore.
Around midnight on July 28, the DPRK test-launched what it called an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which flew about 1,000 km and was lofted as high as over 3,700 km.
It was an advanced version of what Pyongyang dubbed Hwasong-14 that traveled 933 km at a maximum altitude of 2,802 km at the July 4 test launch.
Referring to his telephone conversation earlier in the day with U.S. President Donald Trump, Moon said he shared views with the U.S. president about grave security situations on the Korean Peninsula and discuss countermeasures with Trump.
Moon said he and Trump agreed over the phone to maintain a close cooperation based on a "watertight" combined defense readiness of the two allies.
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