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G8 leaders tell N. Korea no more attacks

HUNTSVILLE, Ontario, June 26 (UPI) -- A communique Saturday from the Group of Eight warned North Korea against more attacks on the South and urged Iran to be more open about its nuclear program.

The G8 leaders, who held a short meeting in Huntsville, Ontario, before the Group of 20 summit in Toronto, called the blockade of Gaza unsustainable, The Daily Telegraph reported. They also said Afghanistan must be able to provide its own security within five years.

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The smaller group includes the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Russia and Italy. The G20 includes other developed countries including Australia and fast-growing economies China, India and Brazil.

The language used toward North Korea was blunt, the BBC said. The communique said the evidence shows North Korea sank a South Korean naval vessel in March in spite of denials coming from Pyongyang.

"We demand that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea refrain from committing any attacks or threatening hostilities against the Republic of Korea," the statement said.

The leaders called on Iran to join a "transparent dialogue" about its nuclear ambitions.

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