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Prayut dismisses further Thai action against North Korea

Aug 09. 2017
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By The Nation

Responding to a report of possible pressure from Washington for Thailand to shut down North Korean business operations here, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday the country would simply abide by a United Nations Security Council resolution on the matter.

He was referring to Resolution 2371, passed on Saturday, which targets North Korea’s primary exports and other foreign revenue sources.

The UN action is designed to force Pyongyang to abandon its programme to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.

Gen Prayut emphasised that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in their meeting yesterday attached no further conditions regarding North Korea. 

“We’ve condemned nuclear weapons and supported the UN resolution,” Prayut said. “We’ve done those already.”

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