North Korea: UN Sanctions are an “Act of War”

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Photo: KCNA
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Photo: KCNA

North Korea said in a statement that the latest UN sanction against the country is ‘an act of war’.

The North Korean KCNA news agency reported a foreign ministry statement that said the latest UN sanctions are “tantamount to a total economic blockade”.

Defying obliterating the missile projects, the statement said North Korea’s deterrence is the only way to “frustrate the U.S.”.

“The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is getting more and more frenzied in the moves to impose the harshest-ever sanctions and pressure on our country.”

“We will further consolidate our self-defensive nuclear deterrence aimed at fundamentally eradicating the US nuclear threats, blackmail, and hostile moves by establishing the practical balance of force with the US,” the statement read.

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted tough new sanctions against North Korea. The Security Council unanimously voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea as proposed by the United States.

The newly imposed sanctions ban almost 90 percent of the refined petroleum exports to North Korea.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the “arrogance and hostility” of the North Korean regime has been blocking peace.

“Today, for the 10th time, this council stands united against a North Korean regime that rejects the pursuit of peace.”

“The Kim regime continues to defy the resolutions of this council, the norms of civilized behavior and the patience of the international community.” Nikki Haley added.

North Korea has conducted several missile tests this year sparking the international outcry. The latest North Korean missile test came on 28 November which flew higher than the previous missiles.

The U.S. President Trump lauded the UN sanctions in a tweet. He said, “The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 in favor of additional Sanctions on North Korea. The World wants Peace, not Death!”

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