“It is a fatal miscalculation if the countries … would even think that they can delay or hold in check the eye-opening development of the (North’s) nuclear forces even for a moment,” North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday in rejecting the latest U.N sanctions aimed at stopping the rogue nation from developing its nuclear weapons program to the point of no return.
On Friday, the U.N. Security Council issued expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea due to its repeated defiant missile testing. Calling those sanctions a “a crafty hostile act with the purpose of putting a curb on the DPRK’s (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) buildup of nuclear forces, disarming it and causing economic suffocation to it,” the spokesman stated that North Korea will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay.
In a statement carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency, the spokesman said, “Whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces which was chosen to defend the sovereignty of the country and the rights to national existence and will move forward towards the final victory.”
The U.N. Security Council has been slapping sanction resolutions on North Korea since it conducted its first nuclear test in 2006, to no avail. North Korea has rejected all of them, stating that such sanctions directly infringe on the tiny country’s sovereign right to defend itself even as its maniacal leader’s stated goal is to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.
The Trump administration has been working with China to help keep North Korea in check. In turn, North Korea is now accusing the United States and China of “railroading and enforcing” the sanctions resolution at the U.N. Security Council “after having drafted it in the backroom at their own pleasure.”
In the past several weeks, Pyongyang has conducted five nuclear tests and two long-range missile launches. Now they’re threatening a sixth missile test.
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