North Korea threatens United States if UN drops new sanctions – On Monday, September 11, 2017, North Korea warned the United States against a plan to impose new sanctions on the country, saying that “America will suffer huge impact and suffering if Washington continues pushing the UN to impose tougher sanctions after its sixth nuclear test in Pyongyang on September 3, 2017.
North Korea threatens United States if UN drops new sanctions
The test event of a hydrogen bomb attached to an intercontinental ballistic missile caused widespread anger in the world, where the UN security council would discuss appropriate sanctions for such action.
The United States has previously called on other countries to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, a ban on hiring North Korean workers, a ban on buying North Korean textile exports and the asset freeze of Kim Jong Un who is the leader of the North Korean state.
The United States called on the UN Security Council to issue such sanctions on Monday but it was vetoed by Russia and China that the sanctions were not effective in solving the problem.
“The North Korean Foreign Ministry warns Americans that the sanctions imposed are not in accordance with the prevailing rules, the DPRK will ensure that the United States will pay dearly for such actions” the statement was published by the official KCNA news agency, and quoted by Channel News Asia on Sept. 11 2017.
He continued, “the steps that will be taken by the DPRK will cause the greatest pain and suffering throughout history for the United States”.
It added that, “The world will witness how the DPRK defuses the United States gangsters by taking a series of actions that are harder than they ever imagined”.
North Koreans are reportedly less concerned about the threat of further sanctions imposed by the United States.
“We know the US may be dropping more sanctions but our response as North Koreans is that we will continue firing more missiles and doing more hydrogen bomb tests,” said a resident named Han Myong-sim to CNN.
Another resident named Ri Jong-ok said, “We are not too worried, as long as we have Kim Jong-un, we will survive”.
In the midst of a harsher sanctions threat, the atmosphere in North Korea is still overwhelmed by the success of the last nuclear test. On the anniversary of the 69th North Korea, a lavish banquet was held to give appreciation to North Korean nuclear scientists.
At dinner to celebrate the success of Pyongyang’s nuclear program, North Korean leader Kim praised the test and urged the country’s scientists to develop more weapons, KCNA reported on Sunday.
North Korea says they country needs nuclear weapons as a form of state defense, but the United States accuses the country of “begging for war”.