31 July 2017

News Report: N Korea Threatens US With Decisive Actions if Sanctions to Be Toughened

Pyongyang warned Washington that North Korea would take decisive actions if new sanctions were imposed against it, media reported Sunday.

TOKYO (Sputnik) – On Thursday, the US Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on new sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia, which is yet to be signed by US President Donald Trump to become a law.

If the United States tightens sanctions, Pyongyang will respond with decisive actions, a statement of the North Korean Foreign Ministry read as cited by the Kyodo news agency.

The warning comes against the background of increasing tensions on Korean Peninsula.

On Friday, North Korea fired off what it said was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the second such test in less than a month. The move triggered protests in Washington, Tokyo and Seoul as well as in the United Nations.

Earlier on Sunday, Japanese, US and South Korean forces conducted joint military drills, with two US bombers and Japanese and South Korean fighter jets flying over the Korean Peninsula.

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