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DPRK warns U.S., Japan, South Korea against seeking additional sanctions

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 08:46, September 08, 2017

PYONGYANG, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday warned the United States, Japan and South Korea against seeking additional UN sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs.

A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, a semi-official organ of the DPRK, said in a statement that the United States was "going desperate to apply fresh sanctions and pressure on the DPRK" following its test of a hydrogen bomb on Sunday.

He also accused Japan and South Korea of showing "utterly disgusting" and "despicable behavior" by taking the lead in seeking new sanctions.

"The U.S. should stop its rash act and not run wild, with deep consideration of the position and weight of its rival Juche Korea (DPRK) that have undergone change after its access to an H-bomb," said the spokesman.

"If the U.S. adheres to sanctions and pressure ... it will face unprecedentedly resolute counteraction it cannot hold control of," he said.

The United States, Japan and South Korea are seeking additional sanctions at the United Nations Security Council against the DPRK in the wake of its H-bomb test. The Security Council already imposed more sanctions last month after Pyongyang test-fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.

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