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North Korea: EU approves tighter sanctions (+video)

The sanctions expand those approved by the UN Security Council in January, adding measures that prevent trading in North Korean government bonds, gold, precious metals, and diamonds.

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged "strong, credible" response from world leaders after North Korea's nuclear test.
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European Union governments agreed on Monday to tighten sanctions against North Korea, restricting the country's ability to trade following last week's nuclear test.

The sanctions expand those approved by the U.N. Security Council in January, adding measures preventing trading in North Korean government bonds, gold, precious metals, and diamonds, EU diplomats said.

"We have pushed for enhancing the sanctions. This is the answer to a nuclear programme which endangers not only the region but the whole security architecture worldwide," Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said during a meeting with his EU counterparts in Brussels.

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