North Korea said sanctions imposed by the United Nations last week are an “act of war” and has vowed to bolster its nuclear force in an outright rejection of the resolution.
“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ rigged by the U.S. and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic and as an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region,” North Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement on state media Sunday.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to impose new sanctions on North Korea over its missile tests. It was the third time this year that the council had placed sanctions on North Korea, this time further squeezing its oil imports and demanding that other countries repatriate North Korean guest workers within two years.
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