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The EU agreed today on new sanctions against North Korea, diplomatic sources said, as the global community steps up efforts to punish the pariah state for its nuclear weapons programme.

The angry statement from Pyongyang's foreign ministry came as the crisis surrounding the reclusive state was set to dominate the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

North Korea's recent showcase of ballistic missiles and nuclear tests has heightened tensions in the global community, with UN Security Council imposing new sanctions on Pyongyang and the United States vowing to "totally destroy North Korea" if needed.

Earlier this month, North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet and test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan, which resulted in an angry backlash from the rest of the world.

"There's no way we can control them (the goods)", he said.

"Director General Choe is scheduled to visit Moscow late next week to hold talks with Oleg Burmistrov, Russia's ambassador-at-large", the source said, referring to Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North American department at North Korea's foreign ministry.

"The increased moves of the USA and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force", it said, referring to the country by the initials of its official name.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says developments in North Korea's nuclear program "contributed to international political instability with potentially serious knock-on effects".

North Korea blamed economic sanctions against the country for child rights abuses, following a statement from independent experts at a United Nations panel addressing alleged forced child labor and human trafficking in North Korea. Two Air Force B-1B bombers from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and four Marine Corps F-35B fighters from Iwakuni, Japan, combined with four South Korean F-15K fighters and four F-2 Japanese fighters, US defense officials said.

Trump says he has not ruled out a military option in the crisis.

"We sold the fuel to a Chinese company", Serbin, who has been blacklisted by the USA government for "operating in the energy industry in the North Korean economy" and working to purchase fuel for delivery to North Korea, said of several shipments where the company acted as middleman.



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