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N Korea rejects UN sanctions, defends nuclear programme

N Korea rejects UN sanctions, defends nuclear programme

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Pyongyang, Dec 24: North Korea on Sunday rejected the latest sanctions imposed on it by the UN Security Council (UNSC) and reiterated its intention of further developing its nuclear deterrence programme. A Foreign Affairs Ministry statement said that Pyongyang criticised the punitive measures announced on Friday that further limit the country’s access to petroleum products, ban its exports in several sectors and force its citizens working abroad to return to the country, reports Efe news.

“The US, 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,” said the statemen.

It said that Pyongyang considered the sanctions to be a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of the country, and an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the entire region.

“If the US wishes to live safely, it must abandon its hostile policy towards North Korea and learn to co-exist with the country that has nuclear weapons.” The statement said that Pyongyang aims to further consolidate its nuclear deterrence aimed at eradicating US nuclear threats and blackmail by establishing a balance of force. (IANS)

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