Obama, Park press Beijing on N.Korea sanctions

People watch a news report on North Korea's planned rocket launch as the TV shows file footage of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket, at a railway station in Seoul on February 3, 2016The campaign to win China’s backing for deeper sanctions against North Korea gained in intensity Friday, with the US and South Korean presidents making their case directly to Xi Jinping. Presidents Barack Obama and Park Geun-Hye spoke to their Chinese counterpart by phone in separate calls to demand punitive measures following a recent nuclear test. The White House and its allies want to respond with a UN resolution that would slap more sanctions on the North.

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