"North Korea's nuclear activity is a serious risk for global peace and security and represents a growing threat to nations in the region, including fundamental allies of Mexico like Japan and South Korea", the Mexican government said.
The resolution is likely to face opposition from North Korea's neighbors and allies, China and Russian Federation, who say previous sanctions aren't working. "It could lead to a global catastrophe", Putin said.
Moon and Abe agreed that now is the time to pile on the strongest pressure and sanctions against the North rather than pursuing dialogue amid Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.
Merkel's comments come as Washington has formally requested a Monday vote on tough new sanctions for Pyongyang at the UN Security Council.
Seoul estimated the blast's yield at 50 kilotons, more than three times the size of the bomb detonated over Hiroshima in 1945. We should monitor any retaliation from North Korea in response to new sanctions.
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The most recent measures, imposed last month following Pyongyang's July firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought much of the United States mainland into range, zeroed in on the economy.
A view of the embassy of North Korea in Mexico City on September 7, 2017.
Stoltenberg, during a news conference at a military base in Estonia, also called on North Korea to "abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs", adding that their nuclear program is in "violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and a major threat to the non-proliferation regime".
The Bohai Gulf lies just west of the Yellow Sea, which separates China from the Korean Peninsula.
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system here Friday, saying it was an inevitable decision to protect his people from evolving nuclear and missile provocations from North Korea. "We certainly won't", she declared.
North Korea says it needs to develop weapons to protect itself against U.S. aggression.