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US to stage int'l campaign against N. Korea

By Korea Herald
  • Published : May 17, 2017 - 09:33
  • Updated : May 17, 2017 - 10:22
The US government has disclosed a plan to strongly stage a campaign to alienate saber-rattling North Korea from the international community in order to hold it responsible for its reckless acts and human rights violations, a US broadcaster said Tuesday.

The US government will launch the international campaign through diplomatic, security and economic measures to "cut the DPRK off from the rest of the world," Voice of America quoted Anna Richey-Allen, a spokeswoman for the US State Department's East Asia Bureau, as saying over the phone. DPRK is the North's official name.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un laughs while observing the test-fire of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, called "Hwasong-12," on May 14, 2017. (Yonhap)

The Kim Jong-un regime will be called to account for its reckless and dangerous acts and serious human right infringements through the campaign, she said.

On the progress of the North's missile capabilities, the spokeswoman said the North's provocations have become too institutionalized and dangerous to neglect.

She refuted Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent remarks at a New Silk Road conference in Beijing that the West should stop intimidating the North, saying the international community should join hands in pressuring the North.

She also called for each country to make use of any bilateral leverage to persuade the North to abandon its destructive moves. (Yonhap)