January 17, 2018 / 2:23 AM / 7 months ago

Nations at North Korea meeting agree to consider more sanctions

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A 20-nation meeting on North Korea agreed on Tuesday to consider imposing unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang that go beyond those required by U.N. Security Council resolutions, the United States and Canada said in a joint statement.

Foreign Ministers from participating countries pose for a photo op during the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

The meeting — held to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — also vowed to support dialogue between the two Koreas “in hopes that it leads to sustained easing of tensions”, the statement added.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Sandra Maler

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