European Union imposes more sanctions on North Korea

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North Korea has threatened Australia with "disaster" if continues to side with the U.S. and forces the North to end its nuclear missile program and relinquish its weapons.

KCNA, the North's state-run news agency, slammed the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs who recently visited the North-South Korean border or the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

"This is a hard way, but we restated Russia's position and our opinion that apart from the talks, apart from search for yet political and diplomatic solutions in hard conditions, the situation will continue aggravating, which may have serious consequences for North Korea regarding the humanitarian component", Matvienko stressed.

"Lately, Australia is showing unsafe moves of zealously joining the frenzied political and military provocations of the United States against the DPRK", the KCNA said.

The EU said the new steps were taken in view of the "persistent threat to global peace and stability" posed by Kim Jong-Un's regime.

Exports of European oil will be stopped and a ban on EU investment in North Korea will be expanded. She called the North's behavior illegal, provocative and threatening [VIDEO].

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"We are determined to build up our nuclear forces until peace in struggle with the United States is secured", he added.

Kim has fired scores of missile test this year and detonated a H-bomb as the fears of war reach fever pitch in the Korean Peninsula.

According to the news agency, Bishop expressed her country's support for the U.S. stance in using all options, including military force, against North Korea, ABC News reported.

"We will continue to do everything we can to protect and help and support our allies".

"Australia will continue to work with allies, friends and partners on a collective strategy to impose maximum pressure - diplomatic and economic - on the North Korean regime so it changes its behaviour and we compel it back to the negotiating table".