tokio - Japan and South Korea responded positively to the new sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. The South Korean government said that Pyongyang should realize that 'recklessly challenging international peace' will only lead to further punitive measures.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that it is important to force the North Koreans to change their policies by applying more pressure. Seoul and Tokyo are major allies of the United States and are in their stomach with the North Korean arms clerk.
Pyongyang has not yet responded to the new sanctions, which include lucrative North Korean textile exports. The Chinese state government Xinhua warned in a comment that the US should avoid creating a 'vicious circle' in which nuclear and missile tests lead to new international sanctions and vice versa.