SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday had telephone calls with U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe respectively to discuss tougher new sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on its long-range rocket launch.

Park shared a view in her respective phone calls with Obama and Abe that the DPRK's recent rocket launch and nuclear test violated UN Security Council resolutions and represented a significant threat to the international society, according to Park's office.

The three leaders agreed to rapidly adopt new UN Security Council resolutions against Pyongyang, involving strong and effective measures, sharing another view that the DPRK should pay a harsh price corresponding to its repeated provocations of significance.

The phone calls came two days after the DPRK put an observation satellite into orbit aboard a long-range rocket.
=Fresh News