Japan chief cabinet secretary Suga says Japan to impose additional sanctions on North Korea

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea, which has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile.

U.S. media reported this week that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Pentagon spy agency, had assessed that North Korea would be able to field a nuclear-capable ICBM by next year, earlier than previously thought.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko, writing by Elaine Lies; Editing by Neil Fullick