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Moon says S. Korea, U.S. stand ready to counter any N. Korean provocation

All Headlines 15:01 August 07, 2017

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea Monday to halt provocations and come to the dialogue table, noting the allied forces of South Korea and the United States stand ready to counter any provocation.

"Yesterday, a new U.N. Security Council resolution was adopted with an unprecedented speed and an unanimous vote with the support of all major countries, including China and Russia," the president said while meeting with his top presidential aides at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

"I hope North Korea will understand the latest sanctions resolution is a firm determination of the international community, and choose the path to dialogue," he added, according to Cheong Wa Dae pool reports.

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