UN pressures DPRK by banning its textile exports, DPRK promises “pain and suffering” in return


September 12th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Al Mayadeen – – translated by Samer Hussein –


North Korea has blasted the UN Security Council resolution on imposing tougher sanctions on the country, saying the United States would soon feel the “most terrible pain ever.” 

“The regime in Washington is obviously excited about a political, economic and military confrontation and is obsessed with a vicious game of holding back the progress made by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in developing its nuclear program, even though the latter has already reached the stage of completion”, North Korean ambassador Han Tae Song told the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday. 

“I hope the North Korean regime will listen to the message and choose a different route”, said Robert Woods, the US ambassador for disarmament at the forum in Geneva on Tuesday.

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted to adopt the US draft resolution on adding more sanctions against North Korea because of its nuclear program. 

The sanctions include a ban on North Korea’s textile exports, a cap on the export of crude oil and refined petroleum products to the country and an embargo on natural gas liquids and condensates.

This was the ninth sanctions resolution unanimously adopted by the 15-member council since 2006 due to North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programmes. 

The US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that the United States is not seeking a war with North Korea, noting that Pyongyang has not yet reached the “point of no return.”

“Today’s decision would not have been made if it wasn’t for the strong relationship that developed between the US President Donald Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping”, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations said.

North Korea has vowed “pain and suffering” and “firm response” while condemning the UNSC decision, for which it said had brought things to a “completely reckless stage.” 

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