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70 Countries Urge North Korea to Scrap Nuclear, Ballistic Weapons

Seventy countries urged North Korea, Friday to scrap its nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and related programs, decrying the “undiminished threat” posed to world peace.

Signatories included the United States and South Korea, as well as nations in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Russia and China, supporters of Pyongyang, did not sign the document drafted by France.

According to a diplomatic source, about 15 countries asked to sign on to the request for North Korean disarmament after the new missile firings.

Kim declared an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles during rapid rapprochement last year.

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