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North Korea on Thursday warned the US, 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 North Korea, said in a statement that the US was “going desperate to apply fresh sanctions and pressure on North Korea” following its test of a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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

“The US 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 US adheres to sanctions and pressure … it will face unprecedentedly resolute counteraction it cannot hold control of,” he said.

The US, Japan and South Korea are seeking additional sanctions at the United Nations Security Council against North Korea 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.

First Published | 8 September 2017 8:19 AM
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