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US seeks new avenues to pressure North Korea

Washington threatens unprecedented economic, military steps after nuclear test

TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA, Nikkei staff writer | China

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has responded to North Korea's latest nuclear test by doubling down on pressure, threatening to cut off trade with anyone doing business with the rogue state and issuing more dire warnings about possible military action.

The administration of President Donald Trump is believed to consider the testing of nuclear weapons or intercontinental ballistic missiles a red line that, if crossed, would merit a military response.

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