North Korea rejects UN sanctions, threatens US with ‘greatest pain’

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New Delhi: North Korea has rejected the latest sanctions resolution adopted by the UN Security Council following its 6th nuclear test on September 3rd.

North Korean Ambassador Han Tae Song said at a UN sponsored disarmament conference in Geneva that his country condemns in the strongest terms and categorically rejects the latest UN Security Council resolution.

North Korea’s foreign ministry also said in a statement that Pyongyang will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and right to existence.

The fresh sanctions include a ban on the North’s textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to punish Pyongyang for its sixth nuclear test.

The US-drafted resolution was passed unanimously on Monday, just one month after the Security Council decided to ban exports of coal, lead and seafood in response to Pyongyang’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that appeared to bring much of the US mainland into range.