North Korea on Monday threatened to inflict “greatest pain and suffering” on the U.S., after Washington pushed for new sanctions against Pyongyang for its sixth nuclear test in the UN Security Council, the state-media reported.
The U.S.is going frantic to fabricate the harshest ever “sanctions resolution” by manipulating the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the DPRK’s ICBM mountable H-bomb test.
After negotiating late into Sunday evening with China, the USA has submitted a proposed sanctions resolution against North Korea, crafted as a response to the North’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. The move comes in the wake of the North’s sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation test on September 3.
“The Republican senator also said the Trump administration should continue to work with China to convince North Korea to “put the brakes on” its missile and weapons programs”.
While President Donald Trump’s administration does not rule out military options in dealing with the threat posed by North Korea, a US pre-emptive strike is an unlikely scenario in addressing the nuclear standoff, according to security experts.
Pyongyang branded the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council “vicious” and vowed revenge.
Last week U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called for the “strongest possible measures” against Pyongyang, and called the China-Russia proposal “insulting”.
But Kang added both the US and South Korea believed in following a policy of “responding firmly (to) provocations through tough sanctions while leaving the door open for dialogue”.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “ready to use a form of ultimate means”, said Han without elaborating.
The Pyongyang regime threatened retribution against Washington for any new sanctions measure threatening to inflict “the greatest pain and suffering” the United States has ever encountered.
“The DPRK has developed and perfected the super-powerful thermo-nuclear weapon as a means to deter the ever-increasing hostile moves and nuclear threat of the USA and defuse the danger of nuclear war looming over the Korean peninsula and the region”.
Russian Federation has argued that sanctions aren’t working and President Vladimir Putin expressed concern last week that a total oil cutoff could hurt the North Korean people.
A recent train was sparsely populated, indicating that cross border travel remains slight, but for the North Korean workers in Vladivostok, it is a window onto the world and a source of money they dread closing.
China, North Korea’s sole ally and main trading partner, had strongly objected to an oil embargo initially sought by the U.S. out of fear that it would bring the North’s economy to its knees.
Germany and the five countries on the Security Council with veto power took part in talks that led to Iran agreeing a landmark deal in 2015 to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most economic sanctions.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang stressed the need for consensus and maintaining peace. They have proposed a freeze-for-freeze that would halt North Korean nuclear and missile tests in exchange for the US and South Korea stopping their joint military exercises – but the Trump administration has rejected that.
He declined to be drawn on whether China was behind the weakening of the draft, saying it hoped the decision would be made “on the basis of full consultation and consensus”.
The French presidency said North Korea’s “repeated provocations” were a “threat to peace and worldwide security”.
“I could also imagine such a format to settle the North Korea conflict”, she said.
The foreign ministry painted the new sanctions push as an attempt by Washington to “obliterate” its sovereignty.
On a recent visit to the Chinese border with North Korea, several Chinese traders told Reuters the Chinese government is strictly enforcing United Nations sanctions to the point that some businesses that rely on trade with North Korea have already gone bankrupt or traders have had to start trading in non-sanctioned goods.
“Today, we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea”. It was the country’s sixth nuclear test in testing the 100-kiloton range bomb.
The standoff is also spilling over into the business relationship between South Korea and China. And then you can see that others have watered it down, not the U.S.
South Korea welcomed the resolution while Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the sanctions were much stronger than earlier measures.
However, the restrictive measures failed to prevent North Korea from conducting further tests. Russia’s envoy said Washington’s unwillingness to have UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres try to resolve the dispute “gives rise to very serious questions in our minds”.