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S Korea, US to increase pressure on Pyongyang

China hopes for North-South talks to defuse situation; UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

People watching the coverage of an intercontinental ballistic missile test on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29. Pyongyang says its missiles are a legitimate means of self-defence.


SOUTH Korean President Moon Jae-In and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon.

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