05 August 2017

News Story: N. Korea - U.S. sanctions campaign will never work

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea slammed the United States Thursday for its latest sanctions on the communist regime, saying they justify the country's development of nuclear weapons.

In an interview with the North's Korean Central News Agency, a spokesman for the foreign ministry denounced the bill signed into law Wednesday that also calls for sanctions on Russia and Iran.

"The U.S. adoption of sanctions law against the DPRK is no more than last-ditch efforts by those who are terrified at the series of measures taken by the DPRK in rapid succession to develop a sophisticated nuclear force," said the unnamed spokesman, according to an English dispatch from the KCNA.

DPRK is an acronym of North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The spokesman accused the U.S. of challenging the U.N. Charter and international law by applying its federal law to international relations.

"That is why the DPRK strongly condemns and rejects the so called unilateral sanctions by the U.S., and all other countries in the world also need to seriously ponder over the outrageous and unlawful act of the U.S.," he said.

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