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G-8 warns North Korea

NEW YORK - The world leaders of Group of Eight has warned North Korea that it faces more sanctions if it continues to threaten the stability of the region with provocative acts such as its failed long-range rocket launch in April.

The U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and Britain issued a declaration after a two-day summit. It includes a statement about the G-8’s concerns over North Korea’s nuclear program, including its uranium enrichment program.

“We affirm our will to call on the UN Security Council to take action, in response to additional [North Korea’s] acts, including ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests,” the declaration reads. President Barack Obama hosted world leaders at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006 and stepped up sanctions after its second test in 2009, hoping to derail the country’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

North Korea earlier this month threatened to bolster its nuclear arsenal at any cost.

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