Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday that Japan may impose additional sanctions against North Korea without waiting to confirm whether it conducted a nuclear weapons test.
Abe also said Japan's objective was not to seek a regime change in North Korea, but to pressure the reclusive country to change its policies.
North Korea declared Monday it tested a nuclear weapon at an underground facility in the country, but Japan, US and other countries have yet to verify the test.
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