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Tillerson: U.S. readying new sanctions against North Korea if needed

News 03 May 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States was working on more sanctions targeting North Korea if Pyongyang takes steps that merit a new response.

"We are preparing additional sanctions if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions," Tillerson said in remarks to State Department employees.

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Susan Heavey)

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