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Trudeau among international leaders pushing for UN sanctions after North Korean bomb testing
North Korea's ambassador to the UN Han Tae-song attends the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]

Trudeau among international leaders pushing for UN sanctions after North Korean bomb testing

The federal government is urging the United Nations to step in after North Korea’s most recent nuclear weapons testing.

In a statement from Prime Minister Trudeau, Canada is pushing the UN Security Council to take further action after North Korea tested a hydrogen-bomb this past Sunday.

Canada is one among many countries pushing from the UN to levy sanctions against the country, after UN Ambassador Han Tae-song stated that the bomb was a “gift package addressed to none other than the US.”

President Trump stated to White House press that they have not ruled out a military response to the action.

Trudeau says, “these continued provocations by North Korea’s leadership, along with their profoundly dangerous push to develop nuclear weapons and test ballistic missiles near neighbouring countries, only serve to further isolate them.

“Canada has been steadfast in insisting that North Korea abandon its current course, including its aggressive rhetoric, and asks that it resumes constructive dialogue toward a comprehensive and verifiable solution.”

The UN on the other hand is urging international diplomats to remain calm, as the Secretary General António Guterres reiterated his call on the DPRK leadership “to cease such acts and to comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions”, according to UN press releases.

Guterres says, “we will continue to carefully follow the developments and remain in close coordination with the concerned international organizations, Members of the Council and other governments concerned”.

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