April 23, 2016 / 8:56 PM / 4 years ago

France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea

PARIS (Reuters) - France called on the European Union on Saturday to adopt additional sanctions on North Korea after South Korea said the isolated state had launched a ballistic missile from a submarine.

“We call on the international community to adopt a firm and united reaction so that North Korea stops its provocations,” a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“In particular, France calls on the European Union to unilaterally adopt additional sanctions,” he said, adding that if the launch was confirmed, it would be a new violation of U.N. resolutions.

Reporting by Michel Rose and John Irish; Editing by Alison Williams

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