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Tillerson Cites "Real" Threat of N. Korea Nuke Attack on Tokyo, Seoul

Tillerson Cites "Real" Threat of N. Korea Nuke Attack on Tokyo, Seoul

   New York, April 28 (Jiji Press)--The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on Tokyo or Seoul is "real," U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Friday.
   With each nuclear test and missile launch, North Korea "pushes Northeast Asia and the world closer to instability and broader conflict," he said at a U.N. Security Council ministerial session on how to denuclearize the reclusive nation.
   "Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences," Tillerson said, calling on all U.N. member nations to fully implement sanctions included in past Security Council resolutions against North Korea and "suspend or downgrade" diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.
   He also underscored the need to increase North Korea's financial isolation.
   For too long, the international community has been "reactive" in addressing North Korea, Tillerson said. "Those days must come to an end."

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