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(LEAD) S. Korea, U.S., Japan issue joint warning to N. Korea

2014/04/08 08:38

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Yonhap) -- In a show of unity in dealing with North Korea, South Korea, the U.S. and Japan jointly warned the communist nation Monday not to take any more provocative steps.

"If North Korea goes ahead with another nuclear test, we, along with the international community, will make it pay the price for that," South Korea's top nuclear envoy Hwang Joon-kook told reporters in Washington, D.C. "North Korea's nuclear test would be a direct challenge to the international community, and a threat to peace and security in the world."

   He was briefing media on the results of a trilateral meeting with his U.S. and Japanese counterparts -- Glyn Davies and Junichi Ihara.