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Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba and his U.S. counterpart, Hillary Rodham Clinton, agreed Tuesday that their countries will take “appropriate action” at the U.N. Security Council if North Korea launches a long-range rocket despite strong international opposition.

Genba and Clinton, who held talks in Washington prior to an annual meeting of the Group of Eight foreign policy chiefs, urged North Korea to reconsider its plan to put what it claims is an observation satellite into space using a three-stage rocket.

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