North Korea threatens ‘physical’ actions over new U.N. sanctions


SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) — North Korea threatened Tuesday to take “physical” actions in response to the United Nations Security Council’s adoption of a new sanctions resolution, calling it a U.S.-led terrorist act against Pyongyang.

The warning by the North’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee came one day after North Korea’s government rejected the U.N. sanctions over its long-range missile tests and vowed retaliation against Washington “thousands of times.”

“(Enemies) should not forget that we are ready to ruthlessly take strategic measures involving physical actions by fully mobilizing our national power,” a spokesman at the committee was quoted as saying by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.

The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee is an agency affiliated with the Workers’ Party of Korea.

North Korea on Monday warned of a stern action of justice against the U.S., accusing Washington of committing heinous crimes against the North and its people.

The UNSC on Saturday adopted fresh sanctions on North Korea following its two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in July.


Source: (LEAD) N. Korea threatens ‘physical’ actions over new U.N. sanctions