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Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on UNSC Sanctions

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on September 13 (Wednesday) in response to UN Security Council authorization of fresh sanctions on September 11 (Monday):

The US and its vassal forces have rigged up yet another “resolution on sanctions” harsher than ever against the DPRK at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on September 12, condemning its ICBM-ready H-bomb test as a “threat” to international peace and security.

The “resolution” was cooked by the US employing all sorts of despicable and vicious means and methods. The DPRK condemns in the strongest terms and categorically rejects the UNSC “resolution 2375” on sanctions as a product of heinous provocation aimed at depriving the DPRK of its legitimate right to self-defense and completely suffocating its state and people through full-scale economic blockade.

The adoption of another illegal and evil “resolution on sanctions” piloted by the US served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify that the road it chose to go down was absolutely right and to strengthen its resolve to follow this road at a faster pace without the slightest diversion until this fight to the finish is over.

Since the scheme of the US to impede the DPRK’s development, disarm it through the unprecedented sanctions and pressure and conquer it with the help of nuclear weapons has become clearly evident, the DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and right to existence and to preserve peace and security of the region by establishing the practical equilibrium with the US.

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