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Tokyo Keeps Pressure On N. Korea With Sanctions

April 04 2012


At least in part in response to a planned North Korean rocket launch, the Japanese Cabinet has decided to extend sanctions on Pyongyang for another year, reports the Yonhap News Agency (South Korea).

The current sanctions were scheduled to expire on April 13.

The measures ban all trade with North Korea and prohibit North Korean ships from stopping at Japanese ports.

Japan first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 after a series of nuclear and missile tests and has...

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