Published: Tue, December 26, 2017
Global | By Enrique Rogers

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea

"If the United States wishes to live safely, it must abandon its hostile policy towards the DPRK and learn to co-exist with the country that has nuclear weapons and should wake up from its pipe dream of our country giving up nuclear weapons which we have developed and completed through all kinds of hardships", said the statement on Sunday, published by the North's official Korean Central News Agency.

The new resolution would also cap crude imports at current levels of about 4 million barrels annually.

The forced repatriation of foreign workers would also cut off vital sources of foreign currency and investment, not only for the government but also for North Korea's emerging market economy, he said.

All 15 nations on the UN Security Council voted on Friday for further sanctions to be placed on the secretive nation after it tested a ballistic missile last month which Pyongyang claims could reach the U.S. mainland.

US diplomats have made clear they are seeking a diplomatic solution but President Donald Trump has derided talks as useless and said Pyongyang must commit to giving up its nuclear weapons before any talks can begin.

In a bid to further choke North Korea's external sources of funding, Friday's resolution also calls for banning North Korean exports of food products, machinery, electrical equipment, earth and stone, covering items such as magnesite and magnesia, wood, and vessels.

The UK's foreign secretary Boris Johnson said: "I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution on North Korea".

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"The United States is afraid of our achievements in developing our nuclear program", he told a state-run media outlet.

'We will further consolidate our self-defensive nuclear deterrence aimed at fundamentally eradicating the United States nuclear threats, blackmail and hostile moves by establishing the practical balance of force with the U.S, ' it said.

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"If such sanctions were enforced, they would thus impede and endanger North Korea's economic development".

"Those countries that raised their hands in favour of this "sanctions resolution" shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the 'resolution" and we will make sure for ever and ever that they pay heavy price for what they have done, ' the foreign ministry added.

The resolution was drafted by the United States and negotiated with the North's closest ally, China.

President Donald Trump had already wanted more significant restrictions on the sale of oil to North Korea in September, after the regime conducted an underground nuclear test on Sept. 2, 2017, that was claimed to be of a hydrogen bomb. "If the US proposals were accepted, only war is foreseeable", it said in an editorial.

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