• Kyodo


Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations agreed Wednesday that if North Korea carries through with its long-range rocket launch that it would be a “clear violation” of U.N. resolutions.

The consensus was reached at the first day of a meeting in Washington of the ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States — four of which are permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.

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