TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s chief government spokesman said on Friday Tokyo will consider further unilateral sanctions against North Korea after the reclusive North conducted what South Korea said was a nuclear test.
“North Korea’s nuclear development is a grave threat to Japan’s safety,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said North Korea had conducted a nuclear test in clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions, after a surface-level seismic event with a magnitude of 5.3 was recorded near the North’s nuclear test site.
Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher and Paul Tait
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