13 September 2017
By Chidiebere Ejike
North Korea has dismissed the U.S. as wild dreamers in the wake of UN sanctions pushed through by the US, China and Russia.
The nuclear-pursuing North Korea says that the U.S. were being illusory to believe that any human effort could stop its march to nuclear weapons capability.
Pyongyang Wednesday vowed to step up its nuclear missile tests. This was as it also threatened to punish the U.S. with the greatest pain it has ever known.
Following the latest sanctions imposed on North Korea by the UN September 11, North Korea has threatened the U.S. with the ‘greatest pain’ it has ever suffered. North Korea’s strongest response to the sanctions has therefore been to further trumpet the war rhetoric, far from punctuating its barrage of missile experiments.
The UN sanctions brought a series of new limits to tighten the economic noose on North Korea and compel it out of nuclear bomb tests. The sanctions attempt to starve North Korea of fuel and income for its weapons programmes by placing limits on imports of crude oil and oil products, banning exports of textiles, issuance of new visas to North Korean overseas workers.
Han Tae Song, North Korea’s ambassador to the UN, said he “categorically rejected” what he called an “illegal resolution”. He accused Washington of opting for “political, economic and military confrontation”.
“The forthcoming measures by DPRK [the Democratic Republic of Korea] will make the U.S. suffer the greatest pain it has ever experienced in its history,” he told a UN conference in Geneva.
Song vowed that North Korea would never be cowed into abandoning its nuclear force, which he described as already in the completion phase.
The latest UN sanction which was triggered by the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test, was the ninth such resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member Security Council since 2006 over North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programme.