U.S says it will respond strongly in event of another N.Korea nuclear test

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Posted: Apr 18, 2016 4:58 AM

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States will respond strongly in the case of a further North Korean nuclear test, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday.

Blinken, who is meeting senior Japanese government officials in Tokyo, told reporters North Korea would be digging deeper into a hole if it pursued further provocations.

Reclusive North Korea conducted a fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch the next month, both in contravention of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

(Reporting by Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Nick Macfie; Editing by)