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US, China call for tough new N. Korea sanctions

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The United States and China on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to sanction North Korean diplomats and "illicit" cash transfers to step up pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear program. 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) attends the unveiling of statues of former leaders in Pyongyang on April 13, 2012. The United States and China on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to sanction North Korean diplomats and "illicit" cash transfers to step up pressure on Pyongyang's nuclear program.

But the isolated North heightened tensions, threatening to scrap an armistice that halted the 1950-53 Korean War and warning of "strong" counter-measures against what it called US hostility.

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