European Union extends pressure on North Korea

North Korean crowds pledge allegiance to Supreme Leader

AFP GETTY RALLIED North Koreas pledge loyalty to the Supreme Leader's dead set stance against the US

Mogherini, after meeting her worldwide counterparts in the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, has chose to call the meeting, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying. In response to North Korea's tests of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that could reach the USA mainland as far as Chicago and NY, the United Nations last week imposed the most severe restrictions so far aimed at curbing the country's vital export income.

The Council of the European Union said Thursday that it added nine North Korean individuals and four entities to the lists of those subject to an asset freeze and travel restrictions after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2371 on Saturday in response to Pyongyang's continued missile provocations. Pyongyang has promised a "fair response" to the sanctions, without specifying, however, what it will be.

The DPRK military has said that its plan to strike Guam with intermediate missiles will be ready by mid-August, the official Korean Central News Agency said Thursday.

Anchor: The Council of the European Union has added nine North Korean individuals and four entities to its North Korea sanctions lists in line with new United Nations sanctions following Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile provocations.

Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday it will be met with "fire and fury" if it continues to threaten his country.

China on Friday called on the United States and the DPRK to refrain from their exhausted approach of flaunting power and raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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