September 7, 2017 / 6:04 AM / a year ago

NATO head says all states must comply with North Korea sanctions

TALLINN (Reuters) - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday all countries must comply with sanctions on North Korea as the international community ratchets up pressure on the reclusive regime following its largest nuclear test to date.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visits eFP battle group soldiers in Tapa military base, Estonia September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Asked if he was worried that Russia was resisting stepping up U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea, Stoltenberg told reporters before meeting the European Union’s defense ministers:

“There are already sanctions agreed in the UN and it is extremely important that those sanctions are fully implemented.”

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Robin Emmott, David Mardiste; Editing by Nick Macfie

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