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North Korea said on Friday it will take "corresponding measures" if the UN Security Council adopts another sanctions resolution in response to the North's test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week. Ties between the Koreas have plunged over the North's expanding missile and nuclear programs and the hard-line policies of Moon's conservative predecessors.

Those talks would be held on August 1, also in Panmunjom - that is, if Pyongyang accepts.

The country's Red Cross also wants to open talks of its own "to discuss restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War", NPR's Elise Hu notes.

They added that the European Union is ready to support South Korea push for a "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

According to Reuters, Chinese state-owned oil major CNPC has suspended diesel and gasoline sales to North Korea during the last month or two.

According to Fox News, the Data Base Centre for North Korean Human Rights, which is based in Seoul, has reported that about 50,000 North Koreans have been sent to Russian Federation in order to make money for the regime in Pyongyang.

Speaking after the meeting, however, U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there were "some tough words" in Monday's discussions on North Korea, with London among those making clear this wasn't the time for diplomatic outreach. But he has achieved little progress, with North Korea test-firing a series of newly developed missiles.

China and Russian Federation both share a land border with North Korea which serves as a buffer between western-aligned South Korea.

The North's missiles now cover longer distances, the method from which the missiles are launched have become more varied, its so-called saturation attack has grown more sophisticated, and the country continues to develop its missile and nuclear programme in secrecy, according to the white paper, which will be drawn up in early August.

After the ICBM launch, Kim said he would never negotiate over his weapons programs as long as USA hostility and nuclear threats persist. About 28,500 American troops are stationed in South Korea.


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