US envoy says North Korea could face unilateral sanctions

TOKYO -- The United States may launch unilateral sanctions against North Korea, a US special envoy for the isolated state said on Sunday, two days after it carried out its fifth and biggest nuclear test in defiance of UN sanctions.


"In addition to action in the Security Council, both the US and Japan, together with the Republic of Korea, will be looking at unilateral measures, as well as bilateral measures, as well as possible trilateral cooperation," said Sung Kim, the envoy, referring to South Korea by its official name.


Specific details of the US unilateral sanctions have yet to be decided, Kim said, speaking to reporters in Tokyo after meeting Japanese foreign ministry officials.


But both the U.S. and Japan were looking at "a full range of possibilities, in terms of additional unilateral sanctions that can be implemented," he added.


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