Δευτέρα, 7 Αυγούστου 2017

North Korea Condemns UN Sanctions

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North Korea on Monday, August 7, condemned the latest United Nations sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programs, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the United States.


The sanctions passed at the weekend were a "violent violation of our sovereignty", Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency.

"We will not put our self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table" while it faced threats from Washington, it said, "and will never take a single step back from strengthening our nuclear might".

The United Nations Security Council at the weekend passed a new set of sanctions against Pyongyang over its weapons programs, including bans on the export of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore as well as fish and seafood from the impoverished state, AFP reported.

The measures were approved unanimously – including by China, the North's sole major ally and economic lifeline, and Russia.
  (Tasnim)
 7/8/17
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