European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will convene an extraordinary meeting of ambassadors next week to discuss the diplomatic crisis surrounding North Korea's nuclear arsenal, the bloc's external action service announced Friday evening.
The past seven days have seen a sharp increase in the rhetoric between Donald Trump and Pyongyang after fresh sanctions were imposed following a series of high-profile missile tests.
Mogherini, after meeting her worldwide counterparts in the margins of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, capital of the Philippines, has chose to call the extraordinary meeting, said the statement.
The Pyongyang threatened to attack the United States and and its Pacific territory of Guam.
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On Aug. 5, the UNSC voted unanimously for fresh sanctions on North Korea following two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, prompting Pyongyang to warn of a "stern action of justice" against the USA and a missile strike around the USA territory of Guam. "Because things will happen to them like they never thought possible".
After intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests of missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland were carried out by North Korea last week, the United Nations imposed its "most stringent" restrictions so far with the intention of cutting almost $1bn out of the country's export revenue.
Fishing vessel after fishing vessel returned to the docks of Dandong loaded with puffer fish and mackerel after making a 16-hour trip from China to North Korean waters and back.