UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's envoy to the United Nations on Friday called on the United States to lift its economic sanctions against Pyongyang and urged U.N. members not to follow Security Council sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile tests.
"I urge the United States to stop economic sanctions against us," North Korean U.N. Ambassador Sin Son-ho told reporters at a rare news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York. He added that he appealed to U.N. member states not to "blindly" follow U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.
(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Beech)
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